Growing up my family had a huge garden. Mom, Dad, Sister and I all worked in the garden. In my teenage years, I remember the garden being more Mom and I’s project. We also did all the putting up of vegetables and sweet corn we got from the neighbor. It was a mission that Mom and I tackled and enjoyed doing together.
This spring I had the idea of plating a container type garden. I have learned a lot. The most important lesson I have learned is that Mom is the true gardener and I am a good weed puller.
Tomatoes and Peppers ~ I planted these in the a the same container, a rear wheel tractor rim. The tomatoes took over and are a tangle of vines. I do have tomatoes setting on and I hope they ripen. Next year I am going to spread the plants out more and use tomato cages.
I transplanted the pepper to another container, a front wheel tractor rim, and they are stilled stalled out. Next year I will start them out in their own container.
The pumpkins are in a small tractor rim and looked good for a while. This rim is located in a nook of the house next to the air conditioner. The air/heat coming off the A/C is not favorable for plants. I will have to move this container before next spring.
I planted spinach in a large tractor rim and Fritz pretty much took care of any prospective salad I had hoped for. I replanted with cilantro. I think the heat got the best of my intentions.
All in all my attempt at gardening has not been favorable. I do recognize some of my mistakes and will try again next year. In the mean time, I will take Miss B up on her offer and rade her garden for produce. I may need to ask her for advice too!
If you want to share, I am willing to take suggestions! Thank You in advance.