Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tomato update

The "tomatoes in a box" are growing nicely.

They are heirloom tomato plants purchased from a local nursery.

Purple Russian and Eva Purple Ball.

Striped German and Rose.

I'm also trying "upside down tomatoes".

5 gallon buckets are used for containers. Drill a 3" hole in the lid and in the bottom of the bucket.

Mortgage Lifter and Hillbilly tomato plants have just been added to the buckets.

The plants have been adjusting to the buckets for about 3 weeks. In another couple of weeks, I'll hang them upside down and see what happens.

Easter flowers

A few of the flowers I found in our yard on Easter Day . . .

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

It's tomato time

Well, not exactly tomato time . . . It's tomato planting time.

I'm experimenting with container planting this year.

The container looks like this

I filled it 3/4 full with soil

added tomato plants

and herbs

and a plastic bag barrier to hold in moisture and keep out pests --

Now all I have to do is wait for tomatoes!

Instructions for making your own container can be found here.