My Little Garden

Today we are going on a tour of my little garden.  I should say my gardening attempt.  I like to keep things simple and hope to have some fresh produce to make salsa with.

I am using old tractor rims for my containers.  I have 2 back tire rims and 1 front tire rim planted.  This rim contains tomatoes, hot peppers and sweet bell peppers.

The tomatoes are doing good!  The peppers seem to be stalling out on me.

Here is one method J and I are using to keep little paws out of the dirt.

The spinach was a complete loss.  J found some sheep jugs to protect my new planted cilantro.


I have a few marigolds on the deck.

The wild flowers J planted a few years ago continue to thrive.  We have a few bare spots in our little flower bed.  Last weekend I scattered some marigold and cosmos seeds to fill the spots in.

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16 Responses to My Little Garden

  1. Judy says:

    What a neat idea with the tire rims, everything looks so good.

    • Robyn says:

      Judy, Kim, Aunt J, Lisa and Jamie,

      I had tried the tractor rim idea when we were first married. I stacked the little one on top of the bigger one and planted flowers. It was a flop; I didn’t use the right soil. I thought they would work well for a container garden b/c the rims are deep enough to kind of protect the plants from the harsh South Dakota wind. I used all potting soil this time around.

      I will keep you posted on my progress.

  2. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    It looks wonderful! I love all the green.

  3. Kim says:

    I’m not much of a gardener. (Confession: Stuff would die without Randy!) So far, the zucchini is producing great guns. We have some tomatoes on the vines. Peppers never seem to do that well here. Good luck with your produce!

  4. The Nerdy Farm Wife says:

    Those wildflowers are gorgeous! I love the idea of using the tractor rims – very creative!

  5. janet says:

    I love it all neat ideas wow

  6. Lisa Sall says:

    I love the tire rim idea! Your country garden looks great! Hope you get lots of salsa! Thank you for sharing with Farm Fresh Friday…keep us updated on the progress!

  7. Great container ideas! My garden this year is protected by cattle panels and then chicken wire around that – it’s quite a sight! I’ll have to share pictures of it eventually!

  8. emily says:

    Looks like you are having some success with your little garden! My garden..aka, my strawberry plant, isn’t doing so hot.

  9. Sarah says:

    Good luck with the garden. Hopefully the stuff will help protect it.

  10. Lori says:

    I forgot to plant my pumpkin seeds! I wonder if it’s too late?!
    I worry about animals getting in to the veggies as well.

    Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,

  11. Candy C. says:

    A salsa garden, great idea! The sheep jug looks like a good way to protect the plants.

    • Robyn says:

      Yes, the jugs and panels are working good. I might have to go find some more jugs as my tomato plants are going to out grow the hog panels.

  12. I’ve always wanted to plant a garden, but I’m afraid everything will just die. lol

    Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Summer Daze Fun Photo Party! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. 🙂

  13. alicia says:

    Love the old tractor rims idea as a garden box. Thanks so much for linking to our summer party!

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