Archive for June, 2010


Container Gardening

Our little family moved from Maryland to Idaho in the last month, so as you can imagine, blogging time has been severely cut down until I set up camp again. In the meantime, here is my second attempt ever at container gardening. Let’s hope I have better luck than with last years basil!

mint, red peppers, rosemary, tomato, basil, lavender, thyme (and parsley not pictured).

The clay pots I found on clearance at ShopKo for $4.00 ea. The black buckets were dollar store finds with holes drilled into the bottoms. The tomato plant is in an old detergent bucket my inlaws didn’t need. The plants were $2.00 – $3.00 ea plus soil. This garden ran about $40.00 to set up, but we’ve already saved about $12.00 in not having to buy thyme for grilling burgers! So far, so good. I did discover that the parsley (which is looking a bit fried right now) only needs partial sun. It has been relocated to a shadier part of the patio. I really do need to remember to read all those little care tags!