Matthew There's nothing to it but to do it.
Many of my seedlings are ready to be transplanted outdoors now. Last weekend I built my planter box and bought all the soil to fill it. If the weather holds I should be able to finish everything this weekend. I’ve even got a framework built and some plastic sheeting to create a greenhouse while the plants are still young. This will also help keep weeds and pests at bay. I’ve recently turned the tide in the war against dandelions, but they’re still a threat.
Something else I started was my potato planter. I heard the idea of growing potatoes above ground in planters filled with straw. As the plant grows you build up the planter and continue filling it with straw. I’m really excited to try this. I’m doing two – russet and red. I had a bunch of plywood left over from my deck last year so I figured why not put it to good use.
Earlier this year I cut my grapevine WAY back in an effort to train it to yield some proper fruit this year. Although I was afraid I had cut it so far back that I killed it, I noticed that some of the cut ends are starting to drip water. So it’s still alive! I may actually get edible grapes this year!
In addition to just vegetables and fruit, I’ve got some red and blue Morning Glory vines started. I’m going to pot them on the deck. I’ve got naturally growing white Morning Glory in my yard so it should look very nice.