Last year we went way overboard with our deck garden. Excitement lead to over planting way too much stuff. And we also learned that not every veg needs to be started from scratch. So yesterday we made a trip to Home Depot and picked up our Bonnie vegetable plants for the garden this year.
One thing was brilliant from last year, putting the garden on the deck in our raised planter beds. It is just so much easier to tend to the garden when it is only three steps out the back door.
We also decided to use tomato cages this year for the tomatoes instead of typing them up against the back fencing. That didn’t work well at all last year.
So here is the 2010 garden inventory:
- Yellow Squash
- Potatoes (not yet planted)
What started out as a brave way to save money actually turned into much more of an enjoyment in having fresh veggies available. During lettuce season we eat a small salad every night and I’m really looking forward to that again this year even though I historically normally cross the street for a free salad.
However, with the significant rise in vegetable prices this year, especially tomatoes, the garden will help us to save money and that’s something that always tastes good.Debt Garden 2010 Planted - Pic by Steve Rhode