I mentioned that I decided to try container gardening this year since we can’t dig up the yard in our rental house. I started everything from seeds…I’ve never started anything from seeds before except herbs so this should be interesting.
It isn’t pretty and it is unintentionally very orange. We bought inexpensive Sterlite containers from the store which shall not be named (oh the shame) and 5 gallon paint buckets from Home Depot. We drilled lots of holes in the bottoms for drainage then put an inch or so of rocks and then dirt.
We found out after starting this project that our home owners association doesn’t allow vegetable gardens. WTF? We have a privacy fence and decided to take our chances.
I have no real idea what I am doing. My dad gardened some while using us kids as slave labor but beyond his pride at having the first ripe tomatoes in the county I didn’t pay much attention. And I can guarantee he didn’t start his tomatoes from seeds. At this point, it looks like we might have plants big enough to bear fruit next July but we shall see what happens. The cucumbers and hot peppers and radishes are very happy. The lettuce is finally starting to look like it might live and might provide us with 1 salad some day for our efforts.
My herbs are out front where I had them last year. The parsley and oregano both came back like gangbusters. I’ve also put in thyme, basil, cilantro and chives. I have a rosemary plant but I am going to put it in a pot and hopefully keep it alive so it can move with us next year.
And so that everyone will forgive this dull post, I’ll throw in a little cute. Tessa loves to sit on my lap and watch what I am doing on the laptop. But she insists that she sit in such a way that she can prop her feet on the table. We’ll work on manners once she can talk. I promise, Mom.