So what’s a girl to do if she decides to homestead, but can’t move just yet. Baby steps…
If I want to be a homesteader, I better learn how to grow my own food. Since at the moment I’m without a yard, a container garden was the next best option. My condo is a ground floor unit so I can spread my plants out beyond just the patio where the real sunlight can reach them.
To get started I went by my local nursery and picked up some basics. Included here are a tomato plant, basil, cilantro, dill, rosemary, and bell pepper.
Then I checked out a nearby plant sale hosted by a local park, Green Springs Garden. So many options! I can’t wait to have a full yard to landscape.
Brought home a couple more additions to the garden: arugula, zucchini, cucumber, rhubarb, tomato, and some grocery store basil.
Got them planted and happy in their new soil.
And here’s what it looks like two months in:
Two causalities so far, both the cilantro and bell pepper plants drowned in some May thunderstorms.
I’m hoping to start harvesting jalapenos and tomatoes very soon!!
I have a habit of letting my plants get to dry, so learning to gauge how much water they need has been a challenge. I’m starting to see some yellow leaves and will let you know how my experiment with organic fertilizers goes. Fingers crossed!
Who else is working on a garden for summer??