My Apartment Patio Garden

Discussion in 'Small Spaces' started by kase, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Since I posted a bit about my peppers in the pepper area, figured I'd make a post here about my 'small space' garden. My apartment has a small 3x5 foot area in the patio where no concrete was poured.

    After letting it sit last year with nothing but weeds growing, this year I decided to do something with it. I removed most of the dirt and reworked the bricks that were already there to give myself a small bed to work with.

    That wasn't enough, so I added two hanging planters on the fence, about 2.5-3ft wide, and just yesterday I built a 2x2 box to set off to the side to move some plants around.

    These pictures were taken on June 12, just after I planted.

    Here's the main area, from left to right we have:
    2 Banana Pepper Plants, 2 Yellow Bell Pepper Plants, 3 Jalapeno Plants, and then Parsley, cilantro, oregano and basil. These herbs have since been moved into the 2x2 box to give the peppers more room.
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    Here is the left hanging planter - from L-R, there are three spicy globe basil , and one italian basil. I have since pulled one spicy basil that died, and the others have really taken off.[​IMG]

    Here is the right planter, it's got L-R: Fernleaf Dill, Spearmint, and 2 Catnip plants (meow!).
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    And here is the whole picture (again, from June 12, just after planting)
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    I'm gonna head back out and take some pictures of where things are at right now, I'll post a reply back later.
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking garden! Nice!
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love some homemade gardens, that looks really good!
     
  4. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Rock On!...Me & Louie container garden. Look's good, mind your dill...it hates wet feet & the sun has to be right. Lookin forward to how it grow's!
     
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice garden kase.
    So great growing your own. One question...no tomatoes?
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    very nice looking garden you have there. I wonder what would happen if you had an acre.
     
  7. Thanks for the comments! No tomatoes, as I'm not a big tomato eater, so I'd rather use the limited space on peppers. Hopefully I'll be into a house by next spring, so I'll be able to go bigger with a backyard garden.

    So here is what the main bed looks like now - the herbs have been removed, and the peppers have been given more room to grow. Quite a bit bigger than they were 3 weeks ago! The little baby plant on the right hand side is a Thai Chili Pepper seedling I got from a friend.
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    The herbs I pulled from the pepper garden are now in this 2x2 box I put together. Large leaf basil, cilantro, parsely, oregano.
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    This is the left planter, with the spicy globe and large leaf basil. Probably a bit too big for the planter, but too bad! I'll have to keep them trimmed up a little so things don't look too out of control.
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    And the right planter. The dill is getting pretty tall, as expected. The catnip plants are going wild, I've been pulling off a few leaves each night to give the cats a treat. The spearmint is kinda lost in the middle.
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    And here's the whole deal again, with the side box.
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  8. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yeah man!....ya doin great! Like my dill...lookin good!
     
  9. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All of that looks quite hearty. Love the green color to the plants! [​IMG]
     

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