This light stand was made by my husband for me as a birthday gift before we got married. He hates carpentry but I am thrilled with it. The plans were from a Reader's Digest garden book. If we were to do it again, or build another, I would make the size of the trays different. It is wider than one standard tray, but to short to turn the trays sideways as I have done here, because I don't have enough space for all my trays.
I have many Mortgage Lifter and Brandy Boy tomatoes, and a few salad tomatoes that I saved from last year. Several different varieties of lettuce, mesclun, and roquette, some marigolds, some dill, some combo packs of culinary herbs: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme... and purple ruffles basil, and some regular basil. I have an entire flat of coriander (cilantro) started - that's 72 plants, from seeds saved by a co-worker. I planted some saved green pepper seeds, they've been in the flats for 2 weeks so far, and not a single plant yet. This weekend I planted some asparagus seeds that I saved from a wild plant at the farm. It will be interesting if it sprouts, I will need to find a protected area to plant it here.
I had planned to till the garden again tonight but we got a thunderstorm this afternoon that drenched it again. The ground is still quite wet.
I called this morning about the Propex 4554 fabric recommended by Mary Jane Butters for weed barrier. The construction company I talked to said they don't have a lot of remnants for that fabric, they sell it mainly in whole roll quantities to road construction companies. They did have some lighter-weight remnants that would probably be equivalent to the fabric sold in a garden store. hmmm.