Before I start on this post, tomorrow is the 4 year anniversary of this blog. Just felt like I needed to make a note of it. Moving on to what this post is actually about....my new container garden.
I've been reading and studying my container gardening book for the past month, so when I walked into the nursery today with the girls today, I got a little excited. Mostly because as we walked around, I knew what I was looking at and understood the information I was reading on the little tabs inserted into the plastic tubs.
I really went just to get some ideas. It is too early to plant the few things I am going to try this year, but when I saw the Juliet variety of tomato plants and the banana pepper plants that were already producing veggies, I just could. not. resist.
I bought two tomato plants, a yellow pepper plant and the great banana pepper plant. Then we high-tailed it over to Lowe's so I could get my economical planters: five gallon and one gallon paint tubs, organic potting mix and paint sticks as temporary stakes. They were recommended in the book as a great size and frankly, they really appealed to my sense frugality. I want to make sure I can make this work before I spend a lot of money.
What I have now are my beautiful plants...in my bathtub. It's the warmest and sunniest place in the house right now. None the less, here I go with what could be a new obsession pretty quickly. I will keep you posted on how things are going. And we are eating one of the banana peppers in a salad tomorrow!