Mar 31, 2015

Container Gardening

See my pallet....I had the hubs steal it from the neighbors trash!!!
I guess I am officially a gardener...a container gardener that is!  Nelly had gone a little crazy with her seeds and had extra plants so she shared them.  :)

She suggested that I use the Home Depot orange buckets for my containers.  I think they are kinda cute.  The orange color is a nice compliment to the stones.

The hubs made six holes in the bottom for good drainage. 

I  know the hubs probably thought I had gone crazy (he does not eat any of this) but he didn't say anything.  He assisted as needed.

Here is a list of the plants she gave me:

Rutgers Tomato

Little Fingers Eggplant
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Zucchini Black Beauty
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Miniature Chocolate Bell Pepper
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Miniature Yellow Bell Pepper
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Oops!  Rutgers Tomato plant snapped!
My first casualty was snapping the stalk of the Rutgers tomato plant.  I was so bummed.  I sent her a text telling her what happened and she said to stick the plant that had broken off deep into the soil and it should grow roots.  So I dug it out of the trash and planted it next to the stub of a stem.  I am hoping that it does grow roots.

I left the red cups (labeled with the name of each plant) until I make plant markers.
I have to admit I am really excited about my container garden.  I'll be checking it on a daily basis to see if there is any growth.  :)  And to make sure the squirrels are staying out of them!!!

I have a feeling that if these plants produce veggies I am going to be hooked.  How do you like my fancy containers?

Take care,


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