Contain This

Summer gardening

The new house has very little yard and a lot of patio space. The next garden will be in containers. Had any lucky with container gardening? Any creative tips or tricks you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them.

Summer gardening

I’ve ordered this mix of seeds from Native Seed as a starter, and have a bunch of pots ready for soil and some TLC. I’m plotting a green bean trellis along one wall, and lots and lots of basil and tomatoes. (What else is new?)

Summer gardening

Y’all know my new house motto: it doesn’t feel like home until you get a garden planted. Whether acreage or in a shoe box — I need a bit of earth to tend.

Summer gardening

Happy late summer/early fall planting, friends!



6 Replies to “Contain This”

  1. I’ve had very good luck with herbs in pots (especially basil). Other things, not so great. But you seem to have more of a green thumb than me, so I’m sure you’ll make something work!

  2. Do I have garden advice…oh maybe.

    Container tomatoes: Hahms Gelbe Topftomate (dwarf cherry tomato with candy like sweetness), Bison (small red and yellow tomatoes), Stupice (pinkish small – medium tomato)

    Put a tepee over a pot to grow pole beans or to let cucumbers climb. Try Mexican Sour Gherkin cucumbers in a pot – tiny watermelon looking things that are also good pickled. You could also do bush beans – super fast to produce and just as good as pole beans.

    Try a container zucchini like Astia so they won’t take over your patio.

    Do use new soil in your pots – a blend of Gardner and Bloome’s potting soil and their Harvest Supreme is a good way to get your plants producing fast.

    Remember to feed your plants monthly with an organic fertilizer like worm casting tea or otherwise and water when the soil’s dry to the first knuckle – sometimes this means daily.

    Um…yeah – there’s lots more, but we can chat on that IN MONTANA SEE YOU TOMORROW WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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