National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
I didn't even know there was such a thing. But since I have just recently put in my small veggie garden I figured I would show some pics!!
I have Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cyenne Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Yellow Tomatoes, Zucchini....
I got a great deal on the potting and planting soils. One of my local stores had a cart full of different name brand, sizes and kinds of soils in a cart marked 50% off the sale prices due to either rips or tears in the bags. I ended up with over 200lbs of different soils for under $20!! However that still wasn't enough.
We headed out to our local hardware/garden supply store to see what sales they had going. They had some great sales, but we noticed off to the side there were pallets of other soils with no price. We decided we would check on that before making our purchase. Good thing, apparently because they were last years left over stock they had been reduced tremendously if you purchased a larger quantity. (20) Twenty Pound bags for $15!! (400lbs) It ended up equaling 75 cents a bag for potting soil. I mean really is there that much of a difference from last years dirt to this years dirt??
The first thing we did, was take all the different soils and mix them as best we could in a huge bucket I use for yard work and clean up.
My husband then built a make shift raised garden bed from left over boards we had from pallets we got for free, from a shop that was closing, for us to put the soils in. Our ground is very gravely and it makes it hard for planting a garden. By creating a raised bed we were able to loosen up the dirt under the raised bed, then added all the top soils, planting soils and potting soils together to create a great atmosphere for our plants to thrive!
If all goes well and were able to actually produce some fruits from our labor, next year we plan to build bigger and better.
Wish Us Luck!!