My first Zucchini!
I also have a ton of early (HA.) crookneck squash getting ready to bolt into growth a ton of lemon cucumbers that are weeks from the table.
I'm totally excited.
But not excited to leave this garden on the verge of greatness, pick up and start all over again. Although I must admit that a perfectly timed photo from Northwest Edible Life (at the right blogroll) of an eggplant growing in a bucket left me super jazzed to get into container veggie gardening.
I am going to spend the winter priming my worm bins - including the tower - to make some ultra great castings and then I'm going to integrate that with planting mix and compost and go crazy with containers this next spring. I have historically grown tomatoes in large pots with great success and in some ways I have found that container gardening is a little easier than in ground planting. Yields are always lower (duh) but it's contained, the soil can be amended easier and it's not so backbreaking.
Do you see me trying to convince myself that it will be fun? Yes. That is what I'm doing. Plus, I do have a inordinate amount of buckets, containers and various accoutrement hanging around the homestead. Why not put them to good use?
My mind is nudging toward my next meat endeavor as well. I'll give you a hint: they are fuzzy, cute and are often spied in heavy rotation right around Easter.
Hee hee hee. The H doesn't know yet. He'll learn to LOVE the little bastards. In my defense the only thing he has put his foot down on [recently] has been goats. If I can quote him directly - "You better not bring a goddam goat in here" while he was passing through the room and I was talking to the GM on the phone about rabbits. Her response was somewhat more momlike in it's delicacy. "Oh. Uh, okay. That sounds...good?"
I love new things.
And speaking of new....
Holy Tomato Tuesday! 10 plants and all look like this. So I should have a windfall...in about a month or so.
Anyways. Back to Craigslist to scan the ads for rabbit hutches.