I spent this week working on some small scale gardening projects. An old tenant left this planting barrel sitting out by the tree in the back of the apartment. I dragged it over to the part of the yard that actually gets a little bit of sun and planted a yellow squash, a couple of cucumber bushes and a tomato for Jessica. These are all varieties bred for small gardens so they should be ok for this little container. I might have jammed too many plants in there though. We'll see. Luckily I found a couple of tomato cages in the garbage, in case anything needs some support. Yesterday, I scrabbled together some lumber from the basement and put together some planting boxes for our porch. I stopped by the farmers market and picked up some herbs. Oregano, thyme, basil, chives and sage. Today I cooked some zucchini with fresh basil and chives. That tasted pretty good. Now all I have to do is revive the grass in the backyard.