Well, if you live in the U.S., I hope you had a fun, yet safe & sane, Independence Day. And if you aren’t a U.S. citizen, I hope you’ve enjoyed your week so far. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that it’s Friday, and I get two days to relax. This week has been crazy with its awkward work schedule. The Gray Cube of Doom is in more chaos than normal.
A post by Dreadnaught Darling on Wednesday made me feel like I should supply you with an update on my gardening endeavors. There’s good news! I haven’t killed my lettuce! In the past three months my patio garden has expanded so much that I’m trying to figure out the logistics of space.
In addition to my lettuce I have 4 types of mint, a rosemary bush, cilantro, sage, oregano, and thyme. I’m just missing the parsley before I can head to Scarborough Fair. Oh, come on. You chuckled, right? I just showed my age, didn’t I? Oh dear. Moving on.
With the confines of an apartment, I’m trying to budget space. While I have more space than some overall, my patio is not huge. It was recommended to me by The Garden Mouse to look into a tiered plant stand. Most of the ones I’ve seen are decorative, meant to be kept indoors, and pricey.
I don’t need it to be decorative. I plan on keep this outside. Office Manager Marti likes investigating everything, and eating anything that smells appealing. This will not due. Not that any of my plants would harm him, but I’d rather not have them all trashed in a half an hour of him being left to his own devices. My plants will stay outside. So my plant stand will need to be able to withstand the elements.
I also don’t want spend almost $100 for a plant stand. Now, I haven’t done any amateur carpentry in ages, but I think it’s time to refresh my skills. I don’t need it to be stunning. I need it to be functional. Which means I’m going to be looking for easy “build your own” designs on the internet. I also want to look into reusing materials when possible. Wish me luck!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend! I’ll be brainstorming.