(No Choice) Crazy Container Garden

by CJ
(Georgia, USA)

(Almost) Too Tall Tomatoes

(Almost) Too Tall Tomatoes

(Almost) Too Tall Tomatoes
Container Garden
Crazy Cucumbers

A Featured Garden

Thanks to our challenging Georgia red clay, we rely on our whiskey barrels and pots around our wrap around deck to satisfy our inner farmer until we can undertake a more substantial gardening effort. This approach also helps stave off our hungry visitors like rabbits, squirrels and even bears -- oh my!

We try and choose plants that can give us the most bang for their mini harvests: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, arugula, basil, chives, cilantro, mint, oregano, dill and other herbs.

After ending up with 6 ft tall tomato plants one year, we try and choose bush tomatoes and the wonderfully sweet (and more manageable) grape and pear tomatoes. Past years' container cucumbers ran amok covering the deck and crawling down our second story deck so we'll try trellising them this year. The peppers, herbs and arugula are really nice because such a small amount adds so much flavor and freshness to salads, pizzas, dips/salsas and sandwiches.

So we work with what we got for now and enjoy watching our crazy container garden grow as it will and are thankful for it!

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May 11, 2011
Containers for the desert west as well.
by: Jimb

Container gardening in Sips, tubs, and barrel halves do well for those of us in the arid west as well. You control where your precious materials go, compost, water, and nutrients. You just add them as you can afford them.

May 25, 2011
I love this.
by: Sharon

Your containers look so inviting on your deck. Love that you chose edibles instead of just flowers.

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