luckily, I'm planting my maters and cucs in an already prepared area, that I would have been planting flowers anyway.
I spent less than $7 for seeds.
I started them in those stalkmarket compostible bowls that I use anyway.
When I transplant them into a larger container, before putting them in the ground, they'll go into empty coffee cans.
Wally did build me another long planter, next to my existing stone one. He's ready to put a trellis in a frame up next to the stone one, so I can grow a sweet potato vine up it.
We had to do this anyway, as the long hot sun in the summertime baked anything in the stone planter.
During the summer, we love sliced tomatoes and cucumbers mixed with a little oil, and balsamic vinegar.
Saving the money is nice, but I'm looking forward to having fresh off the vine veggies, which will taste better than most stuff at the store (except for those expensive dry grown tomatoes, dirty girls)
When I told my neighbor Bill about the ducks and chicks, he said "oh, I'm gonna get me some. I'll have to get chicken wire so the racoons won't get 'em"
Frankly, I think it was his friend Johnny Walker talking that night.
Yeah Bill, who's gonna take care of your chickens when you're off on the oil rig 2 weeks at a time? I can only guess.