I wanted to post my to-do list for the weekend yesterday, but the evening got away from me. Now I'm thinking about all I'd like to do in the garden or for the garden this weekend, but alas, I am fearful that the weekend will do the same. So I get to list my wish list.
I'd really like to find the components for my SWCs at a reasonable price. I mean, I got my Rubbermaid bins for cheap last year, but they don't seem to exist anymore. Now all Rubbermaid sells is the $9 Roughneck model. Now I realize that Raybo uses them exclusively, and they're tough, sure. But mine works awesome. It's all I need. Well, maybe for the 30 gallon one I would go heavier grade because even that is improssible to empty the big ones at the end of the season. Note to Raybo, make a video of THAT!
I also need to buy the lights and some wood to finish my light system. On that note, I am really leaning toward the soil block maker as a long-term investment. But so close after the Christmas bills, ouch, hehe.
And of course my hoop covers won't fix themselves. But what can you do.
Instead, I'm going to Beauty and the Beast (again) with my SFG muse and good friends, and then on Sunday I'm watching 4 kids run around our house while my wife and our preschool friends go acquiring for the annual auction. As fun as that is, I'm not sure I'll get anything done, hehe.
On a garden note, you know how I said nothing survived from the garden? Well I was supposed to surprise you shortly after my last garden tour, but I got busy. So here is what I managed to salvage for my son.
I pulled about a half dozen in total baby carrots. My son was very pleased. So not all was lost this winter. And I definitely think I'll be tucking carrots into every nook and cranny in the yard for my son. He could eat a carrot a day, and then there's the rest of the family.
I also didn't share this shot of the blank canvas where I've got to cram two Build-As-You-Grow Bins, my cantaloupe bin and maybe a tomato SWC.
I'm thinking that I could use the BAYG Bins as bookends for a trellis for my cantaloupe and tomatoes. Doesn't that sound nice? And this year will be the first year I let a few apples grow on that tree in the middle. Last year I plucked off the apples before they got bigger than cherries so the tree would grow big and strong. Didn't happen, so forget it. This year I'll allow a few apples per branch to mature and cover them with plastic bags. I have no idea how the coupling moths found my little tree last year, but they did.
So anyway, I sure hope you're exicted about spring and are busy getting ready for it!
Enjoy your garden.