Last year, hubs built me a single raised garden plot in our backyard. I was so excited to plant, water, and reap the fruits of our harvest. But then almost nothing grew. I literally had two cherry tomatoes grow, one of which was plucked mercilessly from the vine whilst still green by a three year old. My best producer was basil. I snipped leaves every other day from that baby and still she produced. So satisfied with my small accomplishment, I'm crazy enough to try it again. I hear herbs thrive on neglect btw.
But this time, I've been edjumacated about soil pH and the monumental importance it plays in how productive a vegetable garden is.
You mean you can't get freshly mucked "compost" from the sale barn that is actually sawdust and poo, mix it with a bit 'o topsoil and call it done? Oh. Well ok.
I just found this site called Sprout Robot from Herban Homestead. You plug in your zip code and what you want to grow (from a list of things that will grow in your area) and it spits out a planting schedule for you, instructions on exactly how to plant each veggie and further instructions such as when to thin, harvest, etc. It even has three planting options: containers, single bed, or family garden.
Only it's telling me to plant seeds this week. So I suppose tomorrow while Mr. is in preschool little bit and I will take a trip to the Breedlove's nursery. Yay!
Oh and I have two pallets waiting to be turned into something fabulous and I'm thinking one or both will be this using herbs instead of succulents: