For you new readers who haven’t been updated before, here is a little background. Last year, after moving into our house, my husband and I planted our first container vegetable garden. We grew everything in containers and I must admit it worked out great. I could move the plants into shade if the weather was too hot and they would drain better if we got heavy rains. I am definitely hooked on this garden method.
This year we tried our luck again and we got even better results. With such a dry hot summer, our plants were producing like crazy. As always, I would check how my veggies were doing every day: if they got bigger, if they started to send out fruit. It honestly was the highlight of my day. That satisfaction has continued into the kitchen when I can say that dinner is from the backyard. Boy does food taste better when you know where it comes from and you make it yourself. Our freezer is stocked so we can slowly enjoy our bounty through the winter.
Here is what we were able to grow and harvest this year. I must say, I was amazed at the numbers:
|Blue Hubbard Squash||
|Blue Chili Peppers||
|Red Chili Peppers||
|Super Heavyweight Bell Peppers||
|Satsuma Bell Peppers||
|California Wonder Peppers||
For those of you who are interested in starting out in container gardening, here are few articles to get you started:
Getting Started in Container Gardening
Container Garden Tips and Tricks
Advantages of Organic Gardening
So, how were your gardens? If you don’t have one, have I convinced you to start one next year?