I have to give a shout out to my ridiculously awesome husband at this point. When I told him I wanted some raised beds for a garden, he didn't give me any crap over it. Instead, he went to the lumber store, bought all sorts of wood and built me planter boxes, just like the Pioneer Woman has! He even filled them with dirt and compost using only a shovel and wheelbarrow. My husband fucking ROCKS.
Anyways, we decided on planting bell peppers [green and red], zucchini, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and lettuce. I'm stoked to say we've had amazing success so far! We have more lettuce than 3 families can eat [Seriously, I give lettuce to strangers at this point!], and we've had some massive zucchini! [Insert funny penis joke here... I'm at a loss with the funny lately.] And the tomatoes? Damn! There are TONS of them now. I absolutely cannot wait to make a shit ton of tomato sauce with zucchini tossed in for good measure.
I don't know if any of you have thought about a garden or not, but I figured maybe some pictures would inspire. It's not been nearly the challenge I thought it would be, and it's strangely cool and empowering to grow your own food. Pictures below!
Do you like my arrows?
Lots and lots of tomatoes!
The lettuce is out of control.
First bell pepper! Shut up, I was proud!