Saturday, May 8, 2010

Garden Update {part 2}

My Bag Garden. From the left- corn, zuchinni, watermelon, cucumbers. Some were purchased, but most were traded or given.

From the top-- mulberry tree (a gift from a neighbor), watermelons in the bag (gift from a friend), cherry tomatoes (gift from my Aunt who is also a neighbor), sweet potatoes and golden potatoes that sprouted in my kitchen while waiting for me to eat them. I planted them instead.

Beach Cheap tip-

Restaurants buy their food in bulk, and sometimes this leaves them with an abundance of 5-gallon buckets. The green buckets above once held dill pickles. I asked the restaurant manager if I could get the buckets before they were tossed into the dumpster (for free, of course). I not only saved money, I also reduced the amount of garbage going into our landfills.

I drilled some holes into the bottoms before filling with soil and planting.

Some zuchinni.

Some squash.

My garden. Complete with little black squirrel repeller!


  1. GREAT WORK!!! <3 your bountiful garden is growing!

  2. Hey Lainie I have been eating mulberries from a tree here in Moab, Utah today. 1st time ever, I didn't even know about them. We saw one when we were walking and they looked like blackberries. We asked a man just to make sure they were mulberries. They were so good, I ate them right from the tree. So take care of that tree, it will be good fruit for you one day. Sarah T.