This is the last batch of yard roses for the year! Fingers crossed for more rain this weekend, our area could really use it and so could my plants! Day 4 of #NaBloMoPo has me feeling very under the weather so I’ll leave this pretty picture of my roses and be back tomorrow with Thursday Thoughts!
I hope everyone who celebrates had a lovely Mother’s Day!
Even though we will be having some work done to our yard, I didn’t want to not plant some veggies this year. Last year our garden plans were abandoned because we were moving but this year I’m determined to get some stuff growing. This picture was my inspiration for container gardening.
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I actually went down to ANJAN to try to find these metal feeders only to find out they range from $135-160. This was way more than I wanted to spend so I started researching how to use the stuff I already had to do some container gardening. Then I realized that I already had a tub that I used to store bedding in that would work perfectly!
Here are the steps I used to create a container tomato garden.
1. I drilled holes into the bottom for drainage.
2. We have these annoying white rocks around our property so I used some to cover the bottom for better drainage.
3. I used a mixture of our own natural dirt and organic potting soil.
4. I bought the smallest tomato cage I could find. I sunk it to the bottom and planted two small plants on either side of the cage, looping them to encourage the vines to grow through the cage.
5. The plants were soaked and will get water 1-2 times a week. To much water affects the color, taste and growth of the tomatoes.
What do you think of the final product?