Time for a change of pace! Let's talk gardens!
As some of you may know, my family has a history with gardens. My Grandmother maintained large gardens on the family farm, and later a beautiful walled courtyard garden in her condo, my father and his brother ran Springbank Garden Centre for nearly a decade, and my Aunt Yvonne managed a beautiful garden on her country property and wrote a fantastic blog, as well as a published book about it. (Check out http://countrygardener.blogspot.ca/ for more on that)
I've no plans to become even half as accomplished as these various master gardeners in my family, but I am hoping to grow my own salad vegetables this year. Sadly, I'm living in an apartment and I lack a yard, or indeed, even a balcony on which to grow plants.
I'm not going to let that deter me however, on Saturday I picked up 4 modular "living wall" panels which I have mounted beside my closet.
I purchased the modular wall units for $5 a piece off of Kijiji, the seeds and soil for this garden were bought at Loblaws, with their 10% student discount on a Tuesday for a total cost of $23, bringing this garden's entire cost to $43. Not half bad.