As soon as I feel like getting shoes and coats on, we're going to Menards to buy seeds to start our container garden plants.
I was going to do the farm co-op, but they doubled their prices on me from 2007 to 2008. Just my luck. Technically we could afford it, but if I'm going to spend $500 a year on produce, it's going to be cleaned, cooked, and served by someone else.
So I've been reading about "square foot gardening" and container gardening and I think we're going to do some tomatoes and zucchini in the back yard. Maybe I'll do a container of herbs, too. Depends on what I find at Menards, seed wise.
Those of you who know me are laughing right now, because I have two black thumbs. I can't grow plants. Not at all. My house is where plants come to die. I have even cited this as evidence why I shouldn't be allowed to have kids... I mean, if I can't keep a fern alive, how am I going to keep kids alive. See, the problem is that plants don't cry when they want something. Kids do.
Does anyone know of a variety of crying tomatoes?
So, stay tuned to see how our garden grows. If nothing else, it'll be something to keep us busy a few times a week...
(Please leave any and all gardening tips in the comments - I need all the help I can get!!)