I love my hubby.
He is resourceful.
He is creative.
He is a very good problem solver.
and he can build just about anything.
Now that we have downsized to condo life, planning and planting my seeds for this years garden came with a bit of a dilemma. I had an enormous window sill in the living room at the house that pretty much handled all the plant pots and trays. The condo…not so much. I could use the floor I guess, but with the sectional couch in front of the window, it would be a pain to gain access to watering, etc.
So hubby, seeing said dilemma, stepped up and built this fabulously useful planting table that fits perfectly behind the couch in front of the large span of windows.
Built with a depth wide enough to hold the standard plant trays and a length about the size of a football field (or thereabouts), I now have oodles of room for the many pots that will soon be gracing the raw beauty of the plywood top. Simple to make from regular 2×4’s and plywood, it is sturdy and comes with a lower shelf to hold bags of soil and excess trays/pots.
Right now I just have the bare minimum started. Basil, Cilantro and Parsley and some perennial flower seeds (Arabis) that are to be started this time of year as well as some leftover green onions from the fridge.
I discovered last summer that green onions, after you have used the green part and before taking them too far down the white part, you can plant in the ground and they start to regrow. The last couple years I have grown green onions from seeds, but by August, they are barely thicker than chives. So I had a brain wave to stick them in the ground and see what happens. From this point forward, I will not have to buy green onions from the store as these will continue to grow and I can snip off what I need, when I need it.
I love spur of the moment ideas, sometimes they work out, sometimes not. In this case, happy results indeed!