Monday, June 25, 2012

Easy Garden Containers

Jerry has been really working hard in our garden.  He started a lot of the vegetables as seeds.  We purchased some of the seeds last year and we bought a few more this year. I didn't take pictures of the seed pots, but they are the six pack containers that plant stores sell plants in.  Our local nursery Shore Gardens will give them away if they have empty ones.

Then he transplanted them as they grew in some pots that were a little larger.  As they grew even larger and needed to be transplanted in the actual garden, we did not have enough space.  Below is a picture of some of these containers with the transplants in them.
So, we considered him building planters with wood our neighbor was going to throw away, but it was the end of the school year of teaching for Jerry and he had a lot of paper work to do.  So.....we got the two empty plastic storage containers from the garage.  Jerry drilled holes in the bottom of the containers, filled them with organice potting soil and planted the starter plants.  He added the wood under the containers for drainage.  So far they seem to be working really well!!!! and the plants seem happy.
Jerry uses the following vegetable food that we purchase at Shore Gardens.  Our garden has grown very well using this food.
Of course, our two trustworthy helpers, our grandsons Henry and Canaan were so happy to help their Papa Jerry with the transplanting, feeding and watering. 
We love them both being together this summer. 
Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.  


  1. Love this idea for planters! So awesome!

    xo, Jersey Girl

  2. I just started gardening! Found you on the mingle. Now following via google friend and pinterest. Would love follows back

  3. Another great and simple idea from you guys! Like it :-). And your gandsons are adorable!!! I am sure you are very happy (and busy) having your family to stay.
    Enjoy it dear Kay!

  4. This is such a clever idea! I ran out of room for my garden, and this is such a great idea for more space. I would love for you to link up to my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  5. We use containers like that for our potatoes. They are so versitile. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  6. Your plants look like they're doing great! There are so many things you can use as planters!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  8. Happens here too -- real life responsibilities get in the way of gardening! But you found a great workaround . . . very clever. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

  9. That's a fabulous idea!!! They are deep so you can fill them with lots of soil!

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! :)

  10. Good job, Dad!! I love the quote at the end!!


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