Since we have fenced in the backyard for the Greyhounds, we have lost our vegetable garden space. That didn't concern me much as my knees have gotten so bad over the last 3 years. But, this year, I decided that I couldn't bear to lose out yet again to eating home grown, fresh garden veggies. So, we bought a City Pickers Patio Garden Kit. My mother had something similar for quite a few years and was very pleased with the results.
|Drew adds plant food|
|Planting mix gets mounded up|
I am sooo excited to eventually see the fruits of our labor, so to speak! I planted 2 rows of cucumbers, one on each outside row, and then lettuce, arugula, and parsley in the middle.
|Black plastic covers the soil to keep it warm|
|Holes are cut for the seeds|
Eight cucumber plants might just take over the planter! Ummm...they are supposed to be short stemmed, but I cannot figure out how I am going to keep them from falling out of the planter!
I may have to stabilize them
with some supports eventually. But, then again, I am getting way ahead of myself;-) Let the growing season begin! (Click on any photo for a larger view.)