Wednesday, June 10, 2015

~my teeny tiny container garden~

Way back in 2012, I saw this article in Better Homes & Gardens and fell in love with the use of these troughs for garden beds.

That picture has stuck in my mind like glue.

So, I finally saved up enough dough and bought 3 troughs.
You can find them at home improvement stores, feed stores, or amazon here.
I bought 3, and when I got them home, they looked a little out of place on top of the ground, so I dug and dug, and dug, and dug some more, until they were close to ground level, then filled them with soil.

So far this year I only have tomatoes, bell peppers, and a variety of herbs. This little garden is close to our kitchen, so it's very handy.

Yesterday I got this wild idea to put flagstone all around. I am not quite done yet, but I like that it turns it into more of a distinct garden area.
Still lots of work to do, but here are my containers so far!

This is making me hungry!


Laura @ duke manor farm said...

who cares if it's teeny tiny long as you get some fresh veggies!!

Curtis said...

have always loved this idea ..... love the look of them being dug into the ground, but for those of us who have back problems having them sitting higher would be nice.... as always love your blog and your home, thank you for sharing it with all of us. Blessings Curtis & Sherrie.

Burlap Luxe said...

Love that first inspiration photo as well. It is in my favorites'
As for your garden, did you drill drainage holes in the containers. Or fill with rock and Gravel for water drainage.
Love Your pathways, i am doing planter boxes and pea Gravel and planning to set aside some water containers like yours.

Year ago i saw the coolest things where a couple took one of the largest containers and turned it into a swimming pool leaving it above ground and added natural decking around it half way, the home was a converted barn, it has stuck in my mind as to wanting to do this.... Of course researching the how to with filtration pumps and water flow. I am sure this would be a great addition to your yard if room allowed.

See you soon.


Unknown said...

Love this! I did something similar. For me I got my container at a local vintage store so I loved the way it looks all in its glory. I too used flag stones. Yours look great but what a lot of work you put in 😥. Big hugs to you

Carla said...

I love your trough garden. I've seen them at this garden place down the road. They have some of the coolest stuff in the troughs.
Yours look great and the path around them

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