Fresh Outlook: Spring Plans and Projects

22 Mar

Growing up, my dad would spend the early months of the year prepping his garden in a makeshift greenhouse in our basement. I found a lot of excitement from looking forward to higher temperatures, sunshine, and the promise of spending more time outdoors. My dad’s gardening was the first true indication that my favorite season was on the way.

Of course, as I grew older, my father’s passions became less cool. I moved to Pittsburgh and began soaking up all that urban life can offer. All was well, until I developed a passion for cooking about a year ago when my schedule balanced out and I gained a +1 who enjoys my food just as much as I enjoy cooking. That was the first time I began lusting over homegrown tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce…ahh EVERYTHING! BTW – Pittsburghers adore their homegrown tomatoes. We are the proudest bunch over fresh produce from our garden.

It was then decided. I’m going to try out this gardening thing.

Enter Problem : We live in a lovely, East End apartment with not one blade of grass. NONE. The horror for this…ahem…”country” girl.

We decided to get creative and do an entire above-ground garden. I got the seeds going for herbs and veggies a few weeks ago. While those are sprouting, we are looking for inspiration for funky, interesting ‘vessels’ for our delicious homegrown goods. Below is an image of my herbs at week 1 as well as images of our “OMG THAT’S COOL” ideas. Happy Spring!

Do you have any projects coming up? Would love to get some inspiration from your ideas, too!

-Katie

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