1. Build upcycled planter boxes
When we first moved into our house, there were 4 houses under construction across the street. I was able to collect a few pallets from them to build some upcycled planter boxes. I have only built this one so far but I will get a couple more built eventually...
10. Grow our own vegetables
I decided to start small this year with just a few veggies we eat a lot of, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, spaghetti squash. Unfortunately the tomatoes never took off. I started everything from seed & think next year we may buy plants instead. I had one squash vine that really took off, it grew longer & longer & had blooms galore but has yet to produce anything. My cucumber was slow to start, it finally took off & has also bloomed like crazy. It's only given us 2 cucumbers though. The lettuce was my saving grace, the only thing that flourished & supplied us with lots of salad.
When we got back from Charleston, my cucumber & spaghetti squash vines were withering. I went out to find lots of squash bugs, mostly on our sunflowers but they had obviously had their way with the vines. I cut back the sunflowers that had already bloomed, trimmed up the dead part of the vines & spread diatomaceous earth liberally. That seemed to do the trick & the vines are putting on some new growth. I don't know that we will get anything this late in the game but I'm holding out hope for some squash.
I'm checking build upcycled planter box & grow our own veggies off of our Summer Bucket List :)