Hello - I am going to attempt a garden for the third time - this time I will have the time and energy to keep it going. I LOVE being outside, and my husband is 'working on' getting my garden prepared. I would do it myself but it needs to be tilled and he is building fence and tiers for leveling it off. It is going to be quite extensive when complete I wish I could post a pic here, but there will be before and after on my blog.
I am thrilled to do it this year - we finally have a home with a big enough space (deck and yard) to create a viable garden. And in Minnesota, we can't waste any time, our growing season is pretty short. I also have lettuce and herbs in my Aerogarden inside.
I am also going to try the deck containers for tomatoes and herbs, the big stuff will be in the ground. But the deck is a little tricky, they seem to dry out so easily. Again I will have pictures on my blog.
I live in a townhouse with no yard so I grow all my veggies in pots on the sidewalk. Last summer I grew tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and squash. This year I'm going to add green peppers, cilantro, dill, radishes, zucchini, eggplant, spinach, and cherry tomatoes. (I'm going to have A LOT of pots! lol) And I'm growing soybeans at my boyfriend's grandparent's house.
I'm growing the cilantro, dill, and radishes as companion plants to the lettuce and cucumbers b/c last year I had problems with spider mites and cucumber beetles.
Hopefully, I will not have to spend much money in the grocery produce section this summer! :-)
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Hearing you had success encourages me, since I will be attempting to grow my first garden this summer!
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Hello there, I'm Reba and I live in Colorado. I began growing tomatoes last season both in the upside down hangars and in big pots on my deck (I live on the 3rd floor) and had great success which was a nice surprise since I don't have a natural green thumb. The grape tomatoes did the best of the 4 varieties I tried. I definitely will do them again this year and also am going to try a few other veggies just to see how or what will work in containers. Looking forward to getting started soon.
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