We’re not proud of this:
But that’s a glimpse into our backyard.
The only thing living (or nearly living) is what’s in that sad little pot and that’s some almost dead aloe vera.
I’m so tired of paying ridiculous amounts for basic items like parsley and oregano. A few weeks ago I wanted to put a cheap tomato and basil pasta on the dinner table. All went well until I reached out my hand for the basil. Harris Farm was charging $5.00 a bunch; about a dollar a leaf.
And meanwhile, back at home, I have a perfectly raised garden bed just waiting to be planted.
Today Alfie wanted to go to the movies to see something ordinary like Madagascar 3 in 3D. I said, ‘Alfie, don’t worry about that; I’ve got a much better day planned’. And off we went to the plant shop and we bought bags of organic soil and a bunch of edible plants and some sugar cane mulch and we came home and transformed our little patch.
It will be a while before our first harvest but I’ll be sure to share with you every development.
No one should have to pay $5.00 for a couple of basil leaves.
And we have plenty of room to add more to this garden bed. I plan to grow tomatoes along the fence line so I’ll be beetling back to the plant shop for tomato plants very soon. My other gripe with Harris Farm is that they’re currently charging $12.00/kg (2.2 pounds) for tomatoes which is not good value. At all.
And then Alfie went to the movies!