I have been wanting the list couple of years to give a little gardening a try. Problem is I HATE weeding. This really does not go hand in hand with an attempt at a garden. So, 2 years ago I tried the topsy turvy for tomatoes. I only managed little cherry tomatoes - which were not supposed to be that small. Last year, I tried zucchini in the topsy turvy. I got zucchini flowers, but it too died before they could turn into cute little vegetables. That said though, the topsy turvy works GREAT as an herb garden. The mint survived the winter, and we have added basil, cilantro, and parsley which will hopefully give us herbs for most of the summer.
So, what to do about the veggies. Well, this year we are giving container gardening a try. We bought 5 large pots and cleared out an old flower bed. Here Mike is drilling the drain holes - I did a few as well, since this is my kind of drilling - simple!
And here is the end result of our work. We have 2 pots of zucchini, 1 pepper, 1 strawberry (which will become lettuce when the strawberries are through) and 1 tomato (which we are only growing for the green tomatoes - but hey it counts!)
As we were clearing the flowers, we found yet another reason to be glad we chose container gardening. Every time anyone started to dig, Molly saw it as a great excuse to dig too. We might not have any plants left in the ground if Molly could dig around them. Check out her mud face:
Hopefully throughout the summer I will be able to have blog posts on a successful garden!