So this weekend, Laurel and I planted a vegetable garden on the upper deck where the sun shines for a few hours everyday. We did the research and figured out what plants could be planted together, how long each would take to start producing vegetables, types of soil/compost to use, watering needs, plant spacing, and flowers that would attract pollinators to the garden. Marigolds are wonderful flowers to plant in your garden because they attract a lot pollinators, just so ya know.
Now you're wondering what we planted. I would be at this point. Alright, so we planted big boy tomatoes, husky cherry tomatoes, crimson sweet watermelon (red inside), charleston gray watermelon (yellow inside), zucchini, bonnie green bell peppers, and mini jack pumpkins. We have green bean seeds somewhere but they are currently MIA since the move. Having two types of watermelon was not our intention. We were so excited when picking out vegetables to grow at The Home Depot that we accidently forgot to put down the yellow watermelon plant and pick up an eggplant. C'est la vie! Holding all things constant, we should start seeing vegetables on our plants in as early as 40 days. Below I have pictures of the process of creating the box and planting the plants. As they continue to grow I will post more pictures of their progress.