Saturday, March 18, 2006

Planting Day

Some of you may remember my gardening adventures from last year. I started a container garden on our back deck last year around the middle of May, mostly on a whim.

This year, we're getting started a little earlier and mostly growing vegetables—bibb lettuce, mesclun, spinach, tomatoes, bell peppers, green onions and herbs so far (a salad garden, obviously). We're also planting strawberries and blueberries, and this fall I think we're going to plant a muscadine arbor that will hopefully produce fruit next season. We already have a small fig tree, and I think we're going to plant a peach tree this year, too. We're quite the little organic farmers, aren't we?

So, does anybody know any other vegetables that grow well in containers? I'm willing to experiment. ;)

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm a tomato-gal myself. I've never had much luck with the bell peppers, for whatever reason. They are alwyas shrimpy little things. :/

Paula said...

I had fair luck with the bell peppers last year---they were puny but they tasted good, and when we left them on the vine they turned a nice, pretty red. I prefer my peppers ripe that way.

When I planted the spinach yesterday, they looked wimpy and wilted, but we've had rain all morning today and they're perking up nicely.

When my father used to garden at the house where I grew up, we actually had corn, beans, squash, turnip greens, the whole shebang. But we're just container gardening, so we're a bit limited.