This year, I added to my collection of "plants-in-a-pot", increasing the number to 6 plastic pots. Now they contain:
- 3 types of tomatoes: Early Girl, cherry, and yellow plums
- green onions
- 2 types of peppers (yellow and chocolate)
- purple basil
- and a squash plant that appeared out of nowhere
My little veggie garden in the sunSo far, the troops are doing well. They all hang out on my tiny 8x8 brick patio that is the only place in my yard to get the full sun they need to grow. I'm okay with this because I like to veggie plant in pots ... mainly because of this:
I think this little guy just ate my very ripe strawberry I was waiting to grow bigger. He has good taste, they're delicious.
My green onion is huge. This came from the grocery store in March. I ate it, then saved the roots and grew them in some water before transplating them outside in April. Now they are the biggest green onions anyone has seen. It could be the compost -- all the pots contain more than 50% composted material.
The squash is a mystery. It just appeared in my strawberry plant. I didn't plant it unless it came from a seed that got into the compost (we compost a lot of veggie scraps). If so ... very cool. Right now I have flowers on the squash plant but no idea if I will get a squash.
The peppers are getting bigger and I just read that I should pick them green and let them ripen off the vine, so that the plant has more energy to make more peppers. I have a lot of flowers, but not a lot of peppers.