Our garden is mostly in containers and here you can see some of the Earth Boxes lining our front walkway. We tried them for the first time last year and found they are perfect for us. The original 5 were pilfered from my mother's patio. We thought we would at least give them a try and find out if we liked them. Well, we did and we did (try them and like them, that is). Our yard, as you can sorta' see on the upper edge of the picture above, has lots of large old trees and lots of shade. Only the areas closest to our house get any significant amount of sunshine. And we like it that way. We bought this house because it had those large trees around it and it had a wonderful creek for a property line. (Another picture for another post.) But those same wonderful trees mean that gardening, which is all about sunshine, is quite a challenge. Hence, container gardening. We are now the proud owners of 11 Earth Boxes and 16 round plastic terra cotta-looking containers. The ones you see above are on the front walkway and they will soon be joined by three more (we're trying the red covers to see if they really do increase production), all with tomatoes in them. Choosing between house guests walking up the walkway and tomatoes? No contest. The tomatoes will always win. The round containers are on the deck behind the house. We should have some serious amounts of tomatoes and bell peppers this year. And if the container with the cumcumbers works out, I guess I'll have to learn to make pickles! Hmmm.
Joy Journal: Saint Gene serving me breakfast on the deck.