A couple of weeks ago I finally got my container garden planted and growing. Our spring was very late this year, with snow falling and below-freezing weather until the end of May. I was feeling extra late until I made a trip to the garden centre for plants and saw a lot of plants still on the shelves and many other people rushing to buy their plants and get them into the soil.
I mostly plant herbs and some colourful flowers in my little container garden. We have a small yard and patio area, so space is definitely a factor. I love these long window-box type planters. They’re perfect for my kind of garden.
I had a much better plan for my containers this year than I did last year. Okay, I didn’t have a plan last year. So any planning is an improvement. I laid all the plants out in the empty containers to get an idea of who would go where before I even began. I was only left with a few surplus lettuce plants that couldn’t fit in.
Curtis was really big into helping. I left my camera lying around and this is what happened.
I love getting my hands in soil. A couple of hours after starting, I had my little container garden planted and watered.
This year I planted romaine lettuce, basil, oregano, sage, tarragon, rosemary, garlic chives, dill, thyme, and lavender. I also have some flowers: begonias, impatiens, fuscias and coleus.
The weather has been sunny and warm for the past week so things are growing well. I’ve lost one lettuce plant – it was snapped in the transplanting process. I snipped some oregano this afternoon to use in supper tonight. The first fresh herbs of the year!