I know. You’re tired of hearing about my garden cart. But before you break up with me via the unsubscribe button, you need to know that there was an ATTEMPTED MURDER at my house. Just hours after my last post about my garden cart some little ghetto donkeys came and pulled up all the plants. Every. Single. One.
You guys, it broke my heart.
I don’t know why anyone would do that. I sincerely hope it was just very young kids who were unsupervised and bored. Who knows? Maybe my neighbor reads my blog and knows I’m so in love with my garden cart that I want to buy a unicorn to pull it around…and they have a thing against unicorns.
The “why” doesn’t matter. What matters is that I was able to replant everything immediately and I still had extra broccoli and cabbage plants from thinning out the cart. Sara, the rock star grower of Grinnin Meadows Fresh fame, generously replaced some of the plants didn’t survive the early and unfriendly harvest. And now, the cart is lush and healthy and makes me grin.
These plants deserved a second lease on life!
The cart today
Do you guys remember my original White Trash Garden? When we first moved into our apartment, we thought we’d only be here for one year. MAX. I was dreaming of giant raised bed vegetable gardens, but decided to make do with the materials (garbage) and space (a paved carport) we had on hand during our one short year in the ghetto.
The original White Trash Garden, sharing a small strip of the carport with my motorcycle.
Fast forward four years and….we’re still here. My garden remains a little trashy – but it’s somewhat evolved. Just like me. I still drink wine out of the box, but now I totally use a glass. My garden is still most comfortable with a Rainier beer in its hand, but it’s now contained in an old garden cart and can be moved into the sun during the day.
Behold the evolution!
The evolved White Trash Garden, now available for walks on the beach and drive-thru dining.
Herbs, peppers, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, peas and some unknowns (I planted some from seeds and sort of forgot what they were. Luckily, I love surprises).
The floor of the garden cart is grated (like the sides). I covered the bottom and sides with weed fabric, and attached it with zip ties. There are about 3-4 inches of small rock in the bottom of the cart to help with drainage and the rest is filled with potting soil.