It might have started with the spring books we picked up at the library to read together. Or it could have been that this was a long time coming since we’ve had many conversations about it. In any event, this weekend, we started our own container garden.
Since Brian and I have always enjoyed the results of a home garden (my mom/family friends/etc.), we have halfheartedly grown smaller things like herbs. But since we’ve added plants to our home, we figured we should add some “useful” ones in our backyard.
All it took was for Bunny to say that she wanted to grow a garden and next thing I knew, we were off to Home Depot.
Since our backyard is really small, and we were not sure how much effort we were going to commit to this long term, we decided to go with container gardening. We picked up two containers that were on wheels (similar one here) and a long trough style one for herbs.
The kids had a lot of fun talking about what they wanted to plant. Of course, when it came time to planting, we held their attention for about 5 minutes before they went off to play!
We bought 2 pepper plants (one was accidentally cut while we were planting, so Brian is thinking about buying another one and replanting it), 2 tomato plants, 2 cherry tomato plants, and 2 little bunches of sugar snap peas.
All of these items said they were container garden friendly, so let’s see what happens! I think we’re a bit late into the gardening season in Texas, so this is definitely one big experiment.
For the herbs we went with parsley, oregano, lemon thyme, and 2 bunches of small basil. I went extra of the basil because of the tomatoes! (Mmm…bruschetta…)
We have them on our patio and we’ll wait and see how successful or not this becomes. We’ve talked about making putting together a 4×4 foot garden on the little patch of grass we have, but that’s ambitious for us.
Total cost for everything: $150.97. The highest investment were the containers on wheels which were $30 each.
Are you a fan of container gardening?