My lovable husband did the most wonderful thing last weekend. He built a great big planter box for me to plant my vegetable garden. Aiden and I have been trying to plant a vegetable garden for about 4 years now. But our backyard is err..difficult, and constantly trampled by our dogs, making a raised area imperative for us to grow anything successfully.
My husband has many strong points, but keeping up with his honey-do list is not one of them. So who do I have to thank for spurring him to complete this project? Why, the good folks at Whitney Farms®. They sent me a few bags of organic plant food to try out. Once it arrived, I just left it on the counter for a few days as a gentle reminder that I needed somewhere to put it. After that, Alpha was happy to oblige. This also gave me an opportunity to use the lovely gardening gear that Jake and Lindsey gave me :)
The boys and I planted cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, zucchini squash, lettuce, pumpkins and watermelon. Ambitious much? The plant food was not at all what I expected it to be. I thought it would be some sort of dirt. Instead, it was similar in texture to kitty litter, making it easy to handle and spread. Once I spread it over the soil and mixed it in, I could see it integrating pretty quickly. It contains a protein based blend that provides plants with both macro and micronutrients, as opposed to manure based nutrients that can burn plants. I can’t really say if it has improved my veggies yet, since I won’t yield a crop for 50 days or so. But I definitely feel more optomistic knowing that its in there. And a little bit goes a long way. I only had to use a small fraction of one bag for our whole garden, leaving me with plenty left to re-fertilize later. I will post a few pics every 30 days to keep you updated on our progress.
**On a side note, I could NOT keep my little dog from trying to eat every last bit of it. He even took the bag across the yard and tried to open it while I wasn’t looking. Once I tilled it into the soil, he left it alone. But there must be something pretty tasty in there!**
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