Sunday, July 7, 2013
We planted all that we could fit in the box: lots of tomato plants of different varieties (probably eight plants), pole green beans, beets, turnips, radishes, swiss chard, red cabbage, and cucumbers. Everything is coming along quite well except the cucumbers completely died. I am really impressed with the size of the turnips, radishes, and swiss chard. I could sell them to a grocery store and be legit! I'm going to try making a scalloped turnips recipe in place of potatoes...hoping it comes out better than it sounds!
The umbrella is a big umbrella, but I may try painting stripes on it someday. I dunno, beige is just a bit boring. I couldn't beat $30 for the stand and all! (Ones that resemble this are hundreds of dollars! Trust me, I looked). I added the pallets for color and to hide the cyclone fence with weeds poking through. I want it to look weathered so I didn't paint it well on purpose but didn't want to put too much effort into it either. (Can I admit that I am tired of projects?)