Today I added in more planters/succulents to the line up at the tiny house❤
I wasn’t planning on it but ended up stopping in at ACE to get some starter pots and some starter soil. All together it was about $50 and surprisingly I’m ok with it. The larger pots I got are for when the seedlings are ready to get transplanted. I think I will go back to pick up more soil next week sometime.
Friday I went walking around down town and stopped by one of the thrift stores there. I scored this Brody Co. milk glass dish (the one in the front of the pic above) and decided to put some succulents in it and see how they do. There is a 2nd smaller one 2 pictures down.
A few weeks ago Sean found these two PONDEROSA tiny cups at Value Village (I love that store). He picked them up for me and so today I took a nail and hammer to the bottom of them and put some holes in the cups for drainage. They’re really cute and I’m excited that I finally planted the succulents in them.
The fish is a vintage Ruben Rainbow Trout planter that Sean spotted and got for me at a yard sale this weekend. We paid $4 for it and I couldn’t be happier. No chips or nicks and it’s really pretty. I planted some forget me not seeds in it that my Mom gave me on my last trip to see her. I’m hoping the flowers blossom.
In the wire basket there I added a succulent that I placed in a larger seedling container to the left behind the trolley planter and I planted a succulent in the conch shell planter to the right. I’m hoping all the succulents do well in their planters. The conch shell doesn’t have drainage and really the non draining planters are the ones I’m worried about though one of the enamel planters doesn’t have drainage either and the plants seem to be doing OK. We’ll see.
Ah and here are the two pots that I’m going to use for the cucumbers, yellow crook neck squash and the scallop bush mix variety of squash. If I can get any cucumbers to grow I’m going to be making my first attempt at pickling. I’ve got a ton more seeds of various veggies and melons that I picked up for free at the post office. I’m considering potatoes, melons, green beans, celery, and onions and tomatoes. I few tomatoes for sure. I want to grow more and I need to see how well these first plants do. I’m excited. I’d like to get a nice rotation of veggies going and they are all going to be container garden stuff as I only have our floating attached porch to do all this stuff on. Sean is concerned about the weight but I don’t plan of having an unbalance placement of containers. Right now there is a small pine that is dead in a container and I’m thinking get rid of that. The amount of sun is another concern but I feel there is enough sun out there that it should be OK. It’s all trial and error till I get it all set up and make a go of it.
That is what I have going on right now with gardening. I’m going to be updating as I go with this. I was initially concerned with planters falling over and off but after talking with another lady last summer via Instagram (she lives on the water too and has a great container garden going) I felt more brave and so I’m taking action this year.
Gardening reminds me of my Dad Sherman who raised me. He always had SOMETHING growing and he’s done both land and container gardening. He’s passed on some number of years ago so it’s nice digging around in the dirt. My father Rene is alive and well in GA and he has a crazy green thumb. I’m hoping between both my dads I can get something successful going with this garden.
*crossing my fingers*
If you’ve had container garden successes what were the fruits or veggies that you planted? What size of containers did you use? Also what are some of your favorite veggie/plants?