Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hooray for Harvest

Despite the fact that our tomatoes, bell peppers, and jalapenos have yet to take off, we have some produce that has already, well, produced. Andrew planted several well-past-their-prime potatoes for mulching purposes and we were surprised when a hearty plant showed up this season. Pretty cool. We also have (out of control) lettuce (who wants salad?), snow and sugar snap peas, and purple beans (think green beans, just purple). The squash and broccoli aren't looking too shabby, either.

For what we don't grow (or can't, or haven't been brave enough to try yet), we visit Wal-Mart (really, is there another place to buy things?). I took the next step from using reusable grocery bags and made my own produce bags. I got tired of having the thin plastic ones collect in the bottom of my veggie drawers. (Somehow they couldn't make it the fifteen feet to the trash can. I know, weird.) I used green tulle (it was on sale) and made drawstring bags. They work perfectly and so far every time I used them, it sparks a discussion in the produce aisle and at the checkout. Not sure if they are something I should try to sell on Etsy- I'd love to hear opinions.


5 comments:

Jamie said...

Can I put in an order for some of these now, please?! No, seriously, Mandy, please? :-)

Mandy said...

Of course! How many would you like?

Jamie said...

Have I told you I heart you?! Ummm, I'd love like 4 or 5, but will take whatever is easy for you!

Cindy Horne said...

me too please!!!

Mandy said...

Absolutely. Jamie & Cindy- I will let you know when I have some made up for you!

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