Monday, June 13, 2011

My Container Garden

Just a quick post to show you guys my container garden.  This year, I decided to put my vegetable garden all in pots that I had sitting around. (I apparently have a lot of pots).  This is due to a few reasons.  1.  Our in-ground garden has been covered by weeds in the last few years.  I wanted to give that garden a year off to do some more intense weed killer spraying and hopefully get rid of the weeds before planting in there again.  2.  We have been talking about expanding the garden, and decided that it would be tougher to do so if we had the veggies all there.  3.  I wanted to see if a container garden would succeed once the plants grew bigger.  4.  I wanted more control over the soil.

So, anyway, yup... container garden.

Here are some pictures:

cucumber, tomatoes, green beans

green beans again, chives, endives, spinach.
 In the back are basil and strawberries.

yet to be planted in another place: cantaloupe and watermelon.
(there's also brussel sprouts, but I don't think they're gonna make it)

here's a better picture of the spinach, endives, chives, basil
and way in the back strawberries

here are my peppers (jalapeno, green bell, orange bell) and eggplants.

my tall beef steak tomato plant is doing the best.
 I'm trying to keep up on its pruning.
Overall, the garden seems to be doing well.  We've already had a few snail attacks, but that would have happened more so with an in-ground garden.  I like that I can sprinkle snail pellets all over the ground and know that it's not getting in the pots/food.

Hope your garden is doing well too.

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