I have to give a big shout out to my FIL. He built me another planter box. A large planter box. One that holds 1 cubic yard of soil. I planned to have the soil delivered, but when I told him they couldn’t do it until later this week, he offered to go pick it up. He shoveled a cubic yard of soil into 17 bags, loaded them all into my Highlander (and they said it wouldn’t fit but he showed them!), then emptied it all into the box just so I could get my plants into the ground over the weekend. He also mowed our lawn, front and back. Didn't I tell you the man has skilz?!
My brand-spanking new planter box!!
This weekend was nothing short of perfect—warm and sunny. I got my vegetables and herbs in the ground on Saturday, and I swear they have already grown an inch or two! Here’s what I’ve got going so far: several varieties of tomatoes, Chinese cabbage, sugar snap peas, cilantro (2 varieties), basil (3 varieties, including Thai sweet basil!), thyme, mint, fennel, peppers (3 varieties), cucumber, baby lettuce, and carrots. I can barely wait!
Thai Basil. I have mixed luck starting from seed, but they had starts at the nursery! Yay!
Vietnamese cilantro. Tastes similar to regular cilantro, but I thought I'd try growing something different.
Cilantro. I actually have several of these going because I use the whole plant, including the roots.
Mint. Mojitos here I come!
Thai hot pepper. As if I wouldn't grow chili peppers!
Sugar snap peas. One of the easiest and best yielding crops I've ever grown. They like the cold so I stick the seeds in the ground around early March. Sooner or later they pop up.
So tell me, what are you growing?