Friday, February 10, 2012

Container Vegetable Garden Plan

I've been doing some more research on vegetable gardening in containers.  Here's my plan so far for our summer vegetable garden.  

I will soon be starting seedlings indoors in our laundry room.  That room receives more sunlight than any other room in our house.  We looked at seed starting kits at Lowe's, but I'm just going to to use a combination of newspaper and recycled toilet paper rolls to start our seedlings.  (Why pay $5-$10 for something you already have?)

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I will then transfer the seedlings into containers after the last frost.  

As of right now I plan to use a combination of 5 gallon buckets, and galvanized tubs and pails.  

I have found a lot of valuable information on container gardening from these videos and  this blog.


I am not a fan of the look of these buckets so I will probably cover them with burlap and tie with rope and twine like these:

Clever!  Covering 5 gal buckets with burlap and twine.



tease out roots to help establish chard seedlings


I will also be planting a herb garden and putting that in a galvanized pail and sitting in on our front porch.



So that's the plan for now!

30 comments:

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  2. I wish I had a green thumb!!

    Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

    Thanks!!

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  3. Good ideas! I do know from experience that the containers dry out very quickly in the heat of the summer. You'll just have to monitor your plant babies often.
    Happy Gardening!

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  4. I have a black thumb but always want to try! My latest container garden is a moss garden...something I can't kill!

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  5. I definitely want to do this this spring! I have a lot of yard projects to tackle.

    Visiting from the Blog hop! I followed you and hope you'll follow me back!

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  6. I have the cutest little herb pots from Crate and Barrel that I NEED to plant indoors. I bought whole plant last year and I killed them all :( Time to try again!! I'm now following you on Linky, found you through the blog hop! Oh, and I LOVE those pots/buckets with the burlap and rope! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Lovely blog!!

    New follower via the Linky Hop.
    I hope you will stop by my blog, say hello and follow me back!

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  9. I am your newest LF follower from TheStuffOfSuccess - please consider following me back. Thanks Have a terrific evening.

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  10. I LOVE the toilet paper rolls!!! I am your new linky follower!! PLEASE come follow me back!

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  11. I LOVE the toilet paper rolls!!! I am your new linky follower!! PLEASE come follow me back!

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  12. New linky follower! Can I get a follow back please? Thanks!

    Tammy
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  13. I'm really wanting to have a vegetable garden this year, but I just hate to dig up my yard. This is the perfect solution! I'm going to try 5 gallon buckets for some peppers this year and see how it goes. Thanks for the idea!

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  15. Found you through the blog hop and SO glad I did! Can't wait to read more!

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  16. I am following you on 'Linky Followers, would you follow me back?' Love that last shot..the wash tub container garden. I do some planting just like that. Will you also consider entering it in my 'Weekly Top Shot' meme? We're on Week #17 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=6220

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  17. Howdy! Found you on the Blog Hop and so glad I did! Great idea for toilet paper rolls - with 7 bottoms to wipe in this house, we collect lots of those!! Am so encouraged to see other women sharing their walk with Christ - thank you! Hope you can follow me back at www.sassypantsstudio.blogspot.com - Jen

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  18. I really like the last container garden! Isn't that too cute?

    Hi! I'm following you via Linky and hope you will follow me back! I would be delighted for your to link to Potpourri Friday! Link up starts on Thursday afternoon and usually have 250+ participants. Hope you will come check it out!

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  19. Visiting from the Linky Followers Blog hop. Now Following your cute blog...would love for you to follow back:>

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  21. You have a good plan. I have grown veggies in container too , I'm not really a fan. I don't think the plants produce as much as they do if they are in the ground. Just be vigilant in watering and make sure you add fertilizer and organic matter to your soil mixture. I have plans for a new raised bed this year myself.
    I'm a new follower via the Linky Hop. I hope you have time to visit my blog and follow back if you like. I have some gardening posts you can check out :)

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  22. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

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  23. Stopping by from the blog hop! I just received confirmation of my community garden plot last week so your post has me even more excited! You have such a cute blog :)

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  25. Those buckets will look a treat with the burlap look. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find a little time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  26. Those buckets are fantastic for growing things in, I used some last year and was so pleased with the results.

    Found you via the linky hop, now following.

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  27. I miss gardening so very much. My knees are so bad I just can't do it anymore.

    The Linky Follow hop has turned out quite a crowd. I am now your newest Linky Follower.

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  28. I love the burlap wrap on the buckets! They look so chick now!

    Anna

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