Okay, So i guess this a bit of a continuation of last night’s post.
Today Jeremy and I went to Lowe’s to get more strawberries. (I told you I would) We ended up with a total of 10 strawberry plants…. and it’s probably a good thing I stopped there. We bought more of the Miracle Gro Organic Garden Soil, another 3 gallon planter/bucket, and a bunch of seeds. (I think Jeremy is wanting to look into preservation methods.)
Anyways, we wanted to wait until later in the evening again since in was so hot again today. At about 4:30 I realized it had cooled down a bit and the sun wasn’t directly overhead, so I thought going out to finish weeding the raised beds would be a good idea. I was WRONG! Torrential Downpour! That’s what happened. Anyways, I rushed to put everything away and came inside, but I did manage to get DRENCHED!
About 10 minutes later the rain stopped again… Just my luck! So Jeremy and I then went out to take care of all of the stuff. I managed to finish weeding the raised beds since the dark beat me out of finishing last night. I also used an old planter that the people who lived here before us left behind. It now houses 7 of my 10 strawberry plants. In order to allow the strawberries room to grow, I pulled up all the tulips and hyacinths in front of the apartment since they are done blooming (I preserved the bulbs, of course). So now the strawberries sit in my flower bed in front. It gets a lot of sunlight, and strawberries are quite beautiful plants. So they can double as a food source and a decorative plant.
We used our 3 gallon bucket/planter to grow some black beans. We hadn’t planned on this until today when we found the seeds at Lowe’s. These are also out front (they aren’t as pretty yet, but they need sun and since we are running out of room it works.)
Okay so another tally:
10 Strawberry plants (a couple already have blooms)
9 HealthKick Tomatoes
1 Bell Pepper
1 Anaheim Pepper
Black Beans (unsure how many are actually planted)
Rosemary, Oregano, Parsley, Chives, Basil
Carrots (which are still TINY right now)
I guess that is it for now. Get outside and Grow some Veggies!