Gardening Adventures - Planting My Vegetables
As I was going through my gardening photos, I was a little saddened by the thought that I don't have the space that I used to have ( and would LOVE to have again) for my vegetable garden.
These photos show that; a) I had a nice sized garden area, and b) I am definitely NOT a master gardener by any stretch of the imagination!
I put things too close together, the rows aren't nice and straight and you can tell that I don't thin out the seedlings as I probably should.
However, all that worked for me, and I was able to provide a bounteous harvest, not only for myself, but for visiting family members and friends.
This year, things are not only mega-downsized inside the house, but out in the garden as well. This is my experimental foray into growing vegetables in containers.
The first container I used was given to me by a neighbour. It is a doggie swimming pool that his dog had outgrown. When our boys were leveling out the area for the deck, I just had them toss the dirt into the pool. This year, I pulled all the weeds out of it and My Man and Son#4 built me a teepee out of branches and rope. Very rustic, very me. I planted green beans around the poles.
I cleaned out a garbage can to plant potatoes in. I planted five seed potatoes and kept my fingers crossed.
Son#2 helped me with planting a couple of things such as my herb garden, my clematis and my red peppers. I used a metal toolbox for the peppers. I did line it with black plastic and I really hope that the peppers don't taste like metal.
I had two large ceramic planters out in the front yard that I dragged to the back and one holds two zucchini plants, the other five spaghetti squash plants. I am trying to train them to grow up inside tomato cages.
I planted beets in a wicker planter and in another metal toolbox lined with black plastic.
That's all I have as far as vegetables go- so far. I had planned on turning a small kiddie pool into a salad garden, and planting onions in my wheelbarrow. That didn't happen but there is always next year to plan for!
Memories of Gardens Past
Beginnings of My Container Garden 2016