Have dirt? Then you should plant something, right? Right!
Well, sort of….
I couldn’t believe the price of produce when I was at the supermarket last week. $3 for celery. Tomato? $2 per pound. Bell Pepper? $1.50 each. Cantaloup was also astronomically high. Now, I eat a lot of beans and rice, and as you’ve seen in one of my earlier posts, my weight has been plummeting like crazy. I’ve dropped down to 122 pounds from poor diet and stress. So, when I was at the store I made the noble effort to add more fresh vegetables to my diet. But I just couldn’t believe how expensive fresh vegetables really are. No wonder our country has serious health problems. Good, wholesome, fresh food is expensive. Processed junk in a box is incredibly cheap. Lemons were 3 for $2. Only 3 lemons. Dude, I live in Central Florida, they grow on trees all over the place. Kara tells me, “That’s because these lemons are shipped in from California.” Well, I don’t wanna pay the airfare for lemons to travel across the country. I want a good 25 cent lemon that fell off the local farmer’s tree. So, I got this wild idea in my head to plant a little garden of my own. I do have a small backyard space to my apartment. Only about the size of my apartment, 10×10, but that should be plenty of room to grow a few vegetables…..
Kara and I did the research for our zone, and sadly, its too late for many things to grow here in Orlando, or too early. The only thing we can grow right now? Squash. Isn’t that hysterical? So, we planted some squash. It won’t be ready for another 2 months, but at least I’ll have TONS of it when its ready to harvest! I love squash, so its fine! I’m looking forward to it! Now, come August, I’ll be able to plant more variety. Tomato, peppers, onions, the usual back yard garden feast. But, as poor as I am, I simply can’t buy the produce being offered at the supermarket. But, I won’t be deterred. I’ll grow my own, thank you.
I’m pushing my teddy bears like crazy today. I’m hoping to raise some funds for a bike. Since I don’t have any transportation, I think I could really use a bike, a quick zoom to the post office and Publix, then a quick dash back home to get my knitting underway. I’m thinking of discontinuing the rabbit for a little while. He doesn’t seem to be as popular as the bears. It’ll free up room to add another design, since I only get 5 products to list through the free version of bigcartel. But, who knows? Maybe he’ll get a surge in popularity today.
Ok, I’m off to water my one little squash plant 🙂