This week’s garden update comes from Renee! She lives down south, so her garden is in full bloom these days.
Container gardening and “square foot gardening” is something I have done for years… decades even. Its always been very therapeutic for me. I learned from my mom, who is like a “master” gardener! That woman can get anything to grow! She once cut up a potato in quarters when she was preparing dinner one night, threw it in some dirt and she actually got potatoes to grow! As children, we were amazed!
I built a 5ft. x 3ft. wooden planter box and lined the inside. I filled it with over 500 pounds of soil and we (my kids and I) go to town! PLUS I have tons of other containers full of plants not to be put in the garden (hot peppers, herbs, etc). We’ve started this years plants already outside plus we have tons of seedlings INSIDE we are waiting to germinate.
This year, so far we have 4 Husky Cherry tomatoes, 2 Porters Dark Cherry tomatoes, 4 Mucho Nacho Jalapeno peppers, and 9 Brussels Sprouts, 2 Roma tomatoes, 6 Black Beauty eggplant, 4 Sweet banana pepper, 9 broccoli, 2 yellow bell pepper, 2 red bell pepper, and 2 green bell pepper, I also have separate containers of Italian Flat parsley, cilantro, habanero peppers, cayenne peppers, strawberries, and rosemary. I am hoping for peas, cantaloupes, watermelons, pumpkins, okra, carrots, and some other neat stuff to add to my garden.
I want to grow everything! LOL… just to see if I can! I’m even gonna try CORN! Yes… container grown CORN!
I made my Strawberry container out of an old cat litter bucket that I washed thoroughly, painted and decoupaged strawberry scrapbook paper onto and then clear sealant coated it. I drilled holes in the bottom of it for drainage. I get a lot of compliments on it. I am going to do others for flowers to hang on the front porch and more veggies for the back.
A few of the latest pictures from my garden…
Thanks so much Renee for sharing your garden with us this week!!!
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