Gardening is a hobby right?
Due to the fact that our soil is mostly sand; last fall we decided to build a few raised garden boxe's. And because we happen to enjoy seeing the deer frequent our yard, we also built a 20' x 30' enclosure for the garden boxes. Now being anxious to get planting, guess who foolishly started "seedling" cucumbers, peppers, zucchini and hubbard squash in the house. You guessed it! I believe the squash could crawl out to the garden on their own. They've really thrived well in our east patio window. Being we are in the Upper Peninsula and frost could still occur; I plan to "baby" them until at least Memorial day.
So we thought we would have plenty of room for everything until guess who started ordering seeds. Yup, I did it again ~ so we already set out tires for additional planting and extended the fencing around them. Not only that, we had a bit of space in the enclosure that we hand dug, removing the grass, adding mulch and ordering topsoil for another space about 4' x 20' planting area. I already transplanted some of my rhubarb plants into additional beds to make room for those sprawling Hubbard squash.
Ah, but what if you have a dry spell you might ask ... that too has already been planned for. We put rain gutters on our small garage this spring with two rain barrels set up behind it. And a closer-to-the-garden barrel is set up and collecting rainwater off the house.
And being a true optomist, I've already purchased additional canning jars.
As I'm writing this it occurs to me that we could buy a lot of canned vegetables for the money we've tossed into our new "hobby" BUT the rewards just aren't the same.