Chicken Little (small_chicken) wrote in pollanesque,
Chicken Little

Sadly, we haven't been able to plant anything these past two years. I'd tried to grow tomatoes a few years ago, but that was a flop, and this year, by the time we actually had time to start considering what to plant, it was too late to start. We'd like at least a couple pots of herbs, but for some reason the gardening store where we get our starter plants (starting from seed is a touch too fickle for me) cut back on their herb section.

But I'm also a little excited: I discovered the earthtainer a couple days ago and, if you can make it through the PDF, looks really easy. What better way to eat organic and get heirloom produce? Plus, you don't have to worry about inadvertently supporting Monsanto--it's all built from stuff you can get from WalMart ;-)

I'm also surprised at what we get for answers on this energy quiz. Try it and see for yourself. You might be surprised at what you learn, and how much you might save.
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Starting from seed isn't hard once you get the hang of it. I have organic black plum tomatoes, red striped romans, cucumber and "cinderella" pumpkin (the sweet dark red/orange kind for pies) all thriving in my indoor "greenhouse" just waiting to plant on the May long weekenk.

Being only the second summer at this property, this year I'd like to add a rain barrel and another compost bin. Still working on my better half to investigate getting some chickens.
I wish I were you! We live in a third-story apartment, so large plants and chickens are out of the question--I tried growing tomatoes, zucchinis, and pumpkins last year, the sizes of these monsters completely exceeded my expectations.

I've started plants from seeds before, which is why I think they're a bit too fiddly. I suspect I'll change my mind as soon as we get some decent space and bigger pots.