I am late this year getting everything planted, but as I was outside pulling weeds and readying the beds I found:
This plant is kind of a monster and comes back in full force every year.
The first strawberries of the season – I didn’t get even 1/2 of one! As soon as the youngest two heard me exclaim that we had strawberries, they ran outside and gobbled them up!
And two rogue carrots found while weeding. I’ll cook them up tonight!
We have soooo many lemons! These are just the ripe ones. There are easily twice as many more left on the tree to ripen. Lots of baking in my future!
I found a gardening pin on Pinterest a while back. It caught my eye because the title said that if I did this I would increase my tomato output by 5X. Of course I had to try it!
You take a 5 gallon bucket (I had one lying around) and you drill holes in the bottom and the sides near the bottom. Then plant the bucket deep enough to cover the holes on the sides. Since I am lazy, I made sure I only had to plant it 5″ deep. Put compost about 1/4 of the way up in the bucket (I also added a little plain dirt on top to control smell and flies). Then take 5 tomato plants and plant them around the outside of your bucket. Fill the bucket with water and it filters through the compost to water the plants. You only have to fill the bucket once a week.