Thursday, January 21, 2010
For The Lazy Gardener
I don't think I've mentioned this, but I have a lazy streak in me. I usually say that in jest, however there is some truth in it. I'm always looking for an easier way to do things. I probably would have been good as a cost cutting analyst.
I dreamed this up last summer. I thought to myself, "why should I have to bend over to plant and harvest stuff. So, I made this as an experiment. At first just started my watermelons and squash in it then transplanted them to the garden. Next I planted green beans in half then turnips in the other. They did good. I used a potting soil mix instead of dirt to cut down on the weight.
I think this spring I'll build a plexiglass cover and start a bunch of seedlings in it. I believe this would be just the ticket for the elderly or people with back issues who still wanted to garden but lacked the mobility to do so otherwise.
I took the top picture yesterday. X.