I browsed a few websites and decided that we would start small this year and plant tomatoes, peppers, and a few of my favorite herbs - cilantro, basil, and chives. It's not quite safe to plant tomatoes in the ground here yet, because there's still that chance of frost, but being in a container, I can easily bring the pot inside if it gets too cold at night. Even though my mouth waters at the idea of big huge beefsteak tomatoes, I chose to plant cherry tomatoes since they typically do better in a container. Jackson is a big fan of yellow peppers, and the specific type the lady at the gardening store recommended for container growing wasn't quite ready to come home with us, so we'll get those at a later date.
For now, here's our little garden...
I bought the cheapest pots I could find at Christmas Tree Shop, and the chalkboard decals I had on hand from GroopDealz awhile back. To actually pot the plants, I made sure there were some drainage holes in the pots, then put in a layer of gravel, and then filled the rest with potting soil.
I'm really hoping for success.....and already contemplating adding a few types of peppers and maybe some mint?? I hope to be able to share pictures as my garden grows, and maybe some recipes using my fresh ingredients!!
Here's a few of the websites I used for advice:
Container Gardening Tips (very thorough with TONS of information)
How about you?? Do you have a container garden? What have you grown successfully? I'd love to hear your words of wisdom!!