Friends, it’s nearly Spring – that means it’s almost time to plant your gardens! I mentioned earlier this week that my husband has started to talk about what he hopes to plant. He’s got big plans for our, ehmm, his garden this year. I even picked up our starters last week. My husband is a bit picky about the seeds so I’ll let him take care of those 🙂
A little of our gardening background for you: last year was our first successful gardening season (third times a charm). The year before we gave container gardening a shot and nothing grew. It was devastating. Okay, maybe not that serious, but I was pretty bummed. And the year before that we had a raised garden bed in which I planted tons of amazing vegetables and they all got fried in the desert sun. It was sad and I felt like I wasted time and money…
But last year was… FABULOUS. My husband took his gardening really seriously. In fact, when I was in labor with our daughter he ran home to water our plants (in his defense I was in labor for darn near two days). He’s a dedicated gardener. Hardcore, really. And it paid off! We enjoyed two different kinds of tomatoes (they were AMAZING), delicious green peppers, and a few banana peppers.
Let me tell you, I love container gardening! It really allows me to feel like we can successfully have a garden wherever we are without having to worry about if we’ll have the yard space or the right soil or whatever else you may have to worry about with an in the ground garden.
It works for us for several reasons, one is because we don’t own this home (base housing). Another is because we don’t have a large yard. In fact most of our “yard” is concrete patio. Lastly, they are fairly low maintenance which makes it easy for me.
Since last year was our third try at container gardening my husband wasn’t convinced that it was going to go very well. Therefore, he wouldn’t allow me to get crazy with the look of our garden.
In fact, our garden (this is shameful!) consisted of five, five gallon buckets (Thanks Home Depot!). Pretty huh?
Now that I’m confident we can actually grow stuff, it’s time to come up with some pretty containers. I’ve been looking high and low for some ideas. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites to share with you guys.
Are you ready for some fun ideas for container vegetable gardens?
I love this Container Herb Garden from Art and Appetite. It looks easy enough to build and I love that it sections off each plant. No mix ups there! You could easily translate this into a veggie container garden by altering the dimension a bit.
How about this Repurposed Dresser Drawers to Vegetable Garden from Home Jelly? Such a fun way to repurpose a dresser – and it looks so cute!
These Wine Crates from LLH Designs are beautiful as container gardens! I am really leaning towards doing something like this for my own garden.
Don’t you just love these vintage buckets from Southern Living? They are so vibrant and eclectic. Such a fun way to bring something different into your garden space.
Lastly, the idea of using watering troughs as planters is pretty much genius. I love this container garden from Plant Natural Blog.
Do you garden and have you considered doing a container garden? There are so many great ideas for container gardening. I can’t wait to put together my own! Stay tuned! I’ll be sharing what we plan to plant in our container garden as well as what I come up with for my containers soon!
For another fun garden idea, check out my painted flower pots.