Saturday, March 31, 2012

My Container Garden

After much inspiration from friends like Jessi and sites like My Square Foot Garden, I decided to start a vegetable garden this year. I drooled over Jessi's homegrown veggies all last summer and I was determined to have my own. 

Since Josh and I live in a rent house, starting a real garden is out of the question. Thats why we are trying to grow all of our vegetables in containers, aka-leftover flower pots and Lowes 5 gallon buckets. But first, Josh decided that I needed something to sit my containers on, so he built me a pretty table.
Then we stained it. This was the first thing Josh ever built on his own. I'm quite proud.

At the moment, I am trying to grow a few things indoors. If all of these seeds make it, I'm going to have a ton of extra plants to go around.

On the left: Mixed Lettuce
On the right: Mixed Basil


Only one little cilantro has sprouted on the bottom left. The others are still quietly sleeping.

Now for the big-boy plants: 

Orange Bell Pepper

Red Bell Pepper









And some Marigolds and Alyssums for color and pest control

When I'm home, I check these babies about every 3 hours to see if there are any new developments. Alas, no harvest yet. But hopefully in a few months I'll be out here every day to find something new. 

Make sure you come back to see how my container garden grows!


  1. I love this!!! Tomorrow is planting day in our house! We're starting from seeds so it's going to be a little bit of time before they start to sprout. I can't wait to see your harvest!

  2. Had no idea Josh was the carpenter type. In fact everything I know about him goes against the quality of the table in your picture.

  3. This is so encouraging! All these plants looks so awesome! Can't wait to see the salad you guys grow!!

  4. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com