I began with watering the existing plants and then starting filling up an additional four containers with soil. I then planted all of the arugula, spinach and lettuce (seen left). I planted them about two inches apart because I think we will be harvesting them as babies using the "cut and come again" method. I propped up the containers on a giant plastic bin- which itself could make a great home for some plants. In addition to these long containers, I planted some radishes in a mid-sided round container and placed it with some of the others on a lawn chair.
Then, I looked around. Was there any way to free up the lawn chairs? I saw that there was a flimsy shelf alongside the house. I wondered, could this possibly hold some of our plants?
I decided to give it a try. I placed two large containers in front to help prop the shelves up and then placed two plants on it. I also wondered if there would be enough sun in this location in the yard and if the plants would block the sun from one another. Only time will tell.