My husband is very proud of his accomplishment (obviously I didn't' make this!) and he said, "You HAVE to tell them that this is all Organically grown and purchased as organic veggie starts!" Here is our red lettuce and red/green lettuce. You can see my little tomato plants I just got in the background. Need to get a trellis for them soon. OH and hubby says to not forget to tell you that the dirt is nearly all compost. (not ours, we bought the compost. My compost pile isn't old enough and needs to be turned-STAT!)
My Herb Garden!!!
Ok these ones I didn't want to get a close up of yet because they are pretty pathetic looking really. :( But I'm hoping for the best with them! The chives seem to be doing good and the parsley is pretty hardy too! So far I have 3 kinds of oregano (I never knew there were many different kinds!) rosemary, basil, cilantro and dill. My fingers are crossed. This is my little tiny raised beds we keep up high on the deck so the dogs can't get to them. Hubby got the wood salvaged from his work that was going to be thrown out. Extra recycling points!!!
So now you've met my tiny garden. We're trying and I ate the results of some of my lettuce the other day and was pleasantly surprised I wasn't grossed out. Although it did take some cleaning. I didn't realize I was one of those people who doesn't want to know where her food comes from! That was until I heard a story about a guy who visited a lettuce farm and all the workers wore masks when harvesting the lettuce and he wasn't comfortable with that. I was SHOCKED at how quick that lettuce grew! I mean, it just TOOK off. We only lost one little guy. And when you figure I spend over a dollar sometimes for a head of lettuce this was an investment! Hubby is ALL about using his herbs on the food. He's just ALL over that one. And in reality this is a great teaching tool for my son too. He can see how food grows and you don't have to buy Everything from the store. We are very lucky we have a yard to do this in. But I can assure you that you CAN have at least an herb basket or garden on your deck or in what little backyard you might have. And herbs can also help keep certain pests away!
More later! I hope to show you more when things really start growing!