Like i mentioned in my About Me we are a military family, or should I say couple…
Well anyways we live in military issued housing. It is what is best for us at the moment since we get alot of room for our money and it is a 20 min drive to work for my hunny since he takes accountability at 5:30am. Anyways we have a small patio that gets sun for 6 hours a day and I made a quick, easy, and cheap container garden.
Plants of your choice (or seeds if you have patience) or a mixture of the two
A large tub
3 very large bags of Vegetable soil
gravel or woodchips
two blocks of wood or two buckets- something to prop it off the ground with
So I decided to grow Patio tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, basil, and lavender.
From seeds i decided to grow spinach and butter head lettuce since they didn’t have them sprouted at Lowe’s.
Take your large tub (i used a rubbermaid knock off from my garage that had my hubs deployment gear stored in it) and drill enough holes for adequate drainage. Do about 1/8″ drill bit about 10 times on the bottom and twice on the lower sides. Prop your tub up on some materials so it will drain out. Then fill the bottom with gravel or wood chips before dumping your giant bags of soil in.
Once you soil is filled leave about 2″ of space before the brim of the bucket so it wont overflow when watering.
Then plant your plants according to directions!
I also sprout lettuce from seeds. I used yogurt cups with holes poked into the bottom and also a cardboard egg container:
So now i have tomatoes ripening and bell peppers on the way! Happy gardening!