It’s spring and that means that it is time to plant our vegetable garden. Last year we were partially successful at growing our veggies in pots. The salad garden was amazing! However, we started the garden a tad too soon and lost half of our tomato plants and all of the bell pepper plants. Aside from the early planting failure, we also learned that ceramic pots burst when you leave them out over the winter months.
Here’s how our corner patio garden looked last year
Here are my Herb pots that burst.
This is how the patio looks today.
What I want the patio to look like:
I think that something like this will looks a lot better than those cheap window box planters that bulge out in the center.
Though I don’t really need anything this large, I think the depth will work well for the tomatoes and bell peppers. Perhaps adding some sort of lattice to the back would work for growing cucumbers and fall squash.
When a patio is as small as ours, using vertical space is important. This year I want to try growing our herbs in something like this.
As for the fence…our ghetto fabulous fence needs to go. We had some high winds earlier this spring and the fence kept blowing over. I’m looking at Pallet fence ideas.
I really love this one. The post at The Nest by Raul Avenir has DIY instructions–wich is hard to find.
This one is very practical and beautiful, but does not include instructions. I’ve seen this image several times, but I just can’t seem to find the original source. But the page does have several pallet use ideas.
Here are a couple of ideas that I quickly sketched out.
Building this depends on 1) Whether or not we are staying in Germany for another year (Hubby might get a new assignment), and 2) whether or not I have time. But a girl can dream 🙂