Friday, June 6, 2008

Our Container Garden

Here are a few pics of our container garden. The setup is pretty simple, with a couple of half whisky barrels, several large pots, some shelves, and a couple of 36" window boxes. In this mix of containers we're growing seven tomato plants (three Better Boys, and one each of the Lemon Boy, Sunmaster, Heatwave, and Black Prince varieties), carrots, 1 bell pepper plant, 1 jalapeno, 1 tabasco, 4 okra plants, green beans, several varieties of basil, parsley, cilantro, and chives. Everything is organic, with the exception of having purchased some Miracle Grow potting soil.

As regular irrigation is so important in this arid climate, I've installed a timed drip system to keep things alive and growing. In each container, adjustable drip emitters run for five minutes intervals twice daily in the early morning hours. Seems to work ok so far....

Barrels with tomatoes, peppers, carrots, and beans

Okra, tomatoes, and herbs


Marcy said...

I never thought to use barrels...great idea! My husband has a timed soaker hose set up for all of our containers as well...and it works for us too so far. Your plants look great!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. :-)

Annie said...

Your garden looks great! It makes me realize how teeny tiny mine is...I have a lot of catching up to do. I sure hope the heat doesn't kill it all.

John said...

Thanks for the comments Marcy and Annie.

CityGarden said...

I love your barrels, but It's to big for my city-container-garden