Last year I decided I wanted to plant corn and tomatoes in my backyard (it’s a decently large backyard), but it was already too late in the year. The urge to plant hit me again this afternoon, so I went online and looked at planting timetables, and lo and behold: it’s planting time!
So I randomly found this website with all kinds of awesome-sounding offerings of vegetable seeds. I picked out my corn, squash, carrot, and watermelon seeds (bc I figured I could go to a garden center and pick up a few tomato plants), and was ready to buy, but then I realized: my backyard is a barren wasteland. For real. It would require some serious tilling and nutrient infusing (not to mention good dirt) before anything other than stubborn-ass weeds would grow in it.
I also have zero nunchuck skills when it comes to keeping greenery alive, so this would require some serious, serious consciousness on my part.
Add this to the fact that I’m way too poor to rent a tiller*…all of these factors make me sad. I had beautiful visions of backyard corn and semi-edible squash dancing in my head. 😦
Which brings me to the question: do you think there’s anything I could feasibly grow (without killing) within the summer growing season? Or should I just apply myself to the art of composting for future use?
*Technically, I will have enough discretionary income after Friday to rent a tiller. I’d just rather save it and blow it in Austin when I go see Of Montreal in a couple of weeks. Priorities, people. Priorities.