It’s been forever since I had a fall garden. Living in Kentucky and Missouri, our winter came too quickly and were too harsh. In the summer garden, it’s mostly tomatoes, beans, peas, cucumbers, eggplants, squash . . things like that which aren’t real dirty. There are a few radishes and beets in the summer garden but with the fall garden, everything I pull up is dirty. Every night we have a salad from the garden and I grab lettuce, chard, carrots and beets. Since I’m still in the process of thinning, I pull up the roots and all and I’m bringing so much dirt into the kitchen sink, which is all going down the drain into the septic tank. Not good!
I was telling Vince that we need to come up with a plan where I can wash veggies outside. His first idea was a plastic bucket. I didn’t like that idea but we kept thinking about it and ended up ordering this:
He’ll set it up outside, run a cold water line to it and have the drain where we can run it to the garden or around fruit trees since it will be just plain water and dirt. Remember all those extra outside tables Vince bought when outside furniture was on sale? He’ll set one of those up on one side of the sink, or maybe set one up on both sides of the sink since we have several tables not being used, and I’ll have a great place to wash and trim the veggies before I bring them in. I can keep a bucket out there and throw the trimmings in and then easily give those to the chickens.
Life is getting so easy around here!