i got one flower bed put in but weather has prevented me from getting started on the other- this week for sure. my strawberries on the porch are starting nicely- and i planted some tomato and bell pepper seeds- keep your fingers crossed (i have extra seeds in case). i got a good idea this week- planting in those big tubs with the lids- they usually have handles on the sides and you can poke holes in the bottom for drainage- and in the lids for the plants to grow up through ( i have nosy cats and i don't need dirt all over or a nice surprise in my tomatoes) that way you can put multiple plants in one bin instead of 8,000 pots. i have yet to test this- but i will let you know.
compost bin is coming along nicely- my sister is really into it- we swap out containers and i bring her peelings and whatnot over here. not bad. i invested in 2 insulated bags with handles for $13 and i took my plastic bags (pre double bagged) to the grocery store today and i got back- $.39! and no extra plastic nightmares! so- once the baggers learn how to bag properly that amount will probably go down because i took all but 2 or the 10 bags that they had packed and put them into the insulated bags and only had to make 3 trips (cat litter was on sale) instead of 10. good times!!
as my buddy the unhappy american over at the future was yesterday says- people gotta get on board. we are the only ones who can save the planet. and ourselves.