Saturday, May 5, 2012

Container Garden 2012

My LittleChick and I are at again!  At the beginning of April we started our beloved container garden.  We had such success with last years venture that it this year was a no brainer.   One thing that we didn't know is that some of the things that we planted before actually come back from year to year.  We now know the difference between Perennials (Life cycle 3+ years), Annuals (1 year) and Biennials (2 years).
On April 1st we planted:  Cucumbers, Spinach, Onions, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lettuce, Romaine, Carrots, Kale, and Collards.
On April 14th we planted: Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cilantro
On May 5th we planted: Bell Peppers


We are having so much fun with this.  My daughter rushes home from school everyday and immediately goes out to check on her plants.  She really nurtures her crop.   Watering daily and notifying me of any differences that she sees.  

Starting a container garden is easy.  Here is what we did to get started.  We logged on to one of the popular seed websites to find out what "zone" we are in.  This tells you what can be planted and when based on the climate that you live in.  Once that was determined we decided on what we would grow and we purchased the seeds, premium potting soil and pots.  We simply followed the planting instructions on the seed packets and stood back to watch it all grow.  Container gardens are EASY.  No bugs.  No muss.  No fuss.  There is NOTHING like stepping right outside your house and grabbing everything you need to make a fresh salad.  I cant wait  until we can do that.
Do you have a garden or container garden?  What are you growing?

Thanks for reading.



  1. Your containers look great! I just got my containers going this weekend (sweet banana peppers ans tomatoes). Potted a few herbs a little bit before that. I may also add eggplant and squash. Container gardening is sooo much easier!

    Happy gardening!

    1. You are right! Container gardening is sooo easy! I dont know why i didnt do it earlier. Oh well better late than never! All I know is that I am eating super fresh salads everyday! Thanks so much for reading and good luck on your plants!


  2. It looks wonderful! Ok, it's decided. I'm going to need some lettuce too. :)

    I really wanted us to do that square foot gardening method with raised beds because we only have a very small patch for our veggies, but I couldn't get hubby motivated enough. So we're just gonna muddle along this year!

    1. That's awesome Francine! I am really pleased with our lettuce. Please come back and let me know how it turns out!


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