But what? Well, how about container gardens?
Last year, we began growing our own herbs and jalapeno peppers on our porch, but that will only get you so far. After talking with some friends and doing a little research, I realized that we would need to add to our “container gardens” in the way of veggies. We have very limited space in our yard, so a conventional garden is out of the question. When my husband came home from work, I told him what I had in mind. He jumped on it! LOL
Here’s our onions sets.
We have a beautiful large porch with lots of room for container pots. Ben went to Lowe’s and picked up some containers that will rest over the top rail of our porch.Â We love potatoes, so we knew we had to add that to our list of wants. Along with radishes, onions, carrots, oregano, spearmint, basil, and of course, some flowers to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Here’s a great book that will show you what types of plants to grow to bring in butterflies and hummingbirds.
We are using large flower pots for our garden, but really, you can use anything.
Here’s some of our bell pepper and herb starts. (Use your imagination, folks! We just planted seeds over the weekend. LOL)
Your imagination is your only limit! You could make Â multi-level container gardens out of pallets, flower pots (as shown here), even just planting directly into a bag of potting soil! Here’s a great book to get you started!
How about using a burlap sack as your container?
Or an old colander?
Â Don’t throw away that old dresser! Recycle the drawers!
Â A galvanized tub will make an amazing container and what a conversation starter!
Â Really pressed for space? Check this out! All you need is wall space!
Â The ultimate in weed-free growing! Just put the seeds directly into the potting soil bag.
Another idea using dresser drawers!
Be creative when deciding on how to start your container gardens! The sky’s the limit!