Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Spring Report: We planted our potatoes in a garbage can. This required purchasing 1. a new garbage can, 2. 3 big bags of potting soil, 3. a sack of Yukon Gold Seed Potatoes (we have enough left over to feed Ireland, if anyone wants to plant spuds, let me know), and 4. a new drill to make holes in the bottom of the can. So I've spent about a hundred bucks to harvest a $5.00 sack of potatoes :-)
We got strawberries for the "Topsy Turvy" strawberry planter, AND found a hummingbird Topsy Turvy planter. Holla! Since it is snowing outside right now, it might be a bit before these get planted up (I am thinking Mother's Day for the h-bird planter and the tomato planter, strawbs are going in as soon as it stops snowing). Our seeds have sprouted! At least a few have, and we are very excited. Katie lopped a couple of our overgrown shrubs. So we are still having gardening fever here. If only the weather would cooperate.