After my dismal failure at growing things last year I swore I would never try to grow anything ever again and then I walked past the little produce shop on the boardwalk and.........
.....look what followed me home. They were outside (safe), the cashier was right by the big open door (safe) and behind plexiglass (very safe). I couldn't resist.
I still have all my garden carts.........
....and all the containers from last year's disaster so I thought I'd give it one more try. I am not dragging the carts around the yard this year. I am using only the small one and it will sit on the deck and follow the sun away from critters and messy trees. I only bought one tomato (cherry), one green pepper and a few herbs. Nice and simple. I hope.
I could even get soil this year. Last year I couldn't get this anywhere. I had to dig up dirt from the woods and I'm sure that was part of the problem with my minuscule crop. I got three huge bags from a curbside pickup at the local hardware yesterday which was way more than I need.
I shouldn't be getting all excited about my new little hobby because this lone tulip is a reminder of how badly things can go wrong here in the big woods.
I was wondering why I never get any tulip blooms. Upon closer inspection I see why. What eats tulip buds? That's just crazy, right?
I'm afraid my poor plants don't stand a chance out there. At least the camellias seem to be holding their own. Lots of blooms have turned into lots of lovely debris. It's a wild world out there.