My Container Garden Update

Discussion in 'Small Spaces' started by bcfishman, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. bcfishman

    bcfishman Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    This year I decided I would I would grow my first garden.

    I live in FL, so soil conditions are less than ideal, and nematodes thrive in this environment.

    I started all but 5 of my plants from seeds back in the middle of December.

    For a full list of items planted, please see this thread...
    http://smokingmeatforums.com/showthread.php?t=73319

    As you can see from the pictures, things sure have changed.

    I have had great success in my opinion so far.

    The Self Watering Containers have worked tremendously for the tomatoes. I would have to say this is one of the most efficient ways to grow tomatoes that there is.

    The pepper plants are all starting to go crazy and grow like weeds. Little peppers are popping out all over the place. Tomatoes continue to be strong, Cucumbers are doing great, have had a fair share of lettuce and spinach, Okra is starting to do well with the warmer weather. Other things, are doing well, but too much to list.

    Hope you enjoy the pictures, and that it gives you folks up north some inspiration for your soon to be gardens.[​IMG]

    Overall views




    Half of the Pepper Plants


    Cayennes


    Sweet Peppers


    Some of the Corn


    Okra


    Cucumbers
     
  2. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I like your composter too
     
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya know BC that just ain't right showing those pic's, I still got frost in the ground :(
    looks sweet though I hope my garden is half as nice.
     
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking plants BC.
    Great job. Are you planning on putting any plants in the ground or growing all from pots?
    Love the little peppers by the way. Always a great site when they start to fruit because you know many peppers are to follow.
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great congrats it doesn't look like a rookie garden to me
     
  6. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice job on the garden! Look great :). Gotta get started on mine soon, had a large oak tree fall right down the middle of the garden in an ice storm. Crushed a bunch of my self watering containers, trellises and fence [​IMG]. Hope to have some time next week to get started [​IMG].
     
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I really enjoy the pics.Definite inspiration for months to come.For first time -looks like you have found way around the dreaded nematodes-good luck
     
  8. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks like a great start to a high-yielding garden, Nick. I may have to drive down that way to buy some produce off ya!

    One question on your plants, have you had any problems with bugs? I have tried numerous times to grow tomatoes in the back yard but they get eaten up by little black bugs ...

    Thanks for sharing the pics ...
     
  9. spirit deer

    spirit deer Fire Starter

    Thanks for posting your real-life experiences with container gardening. I'm going to give that a try this year, so it's nice to see your comments about how well it works.

    I'll be using cat litter pails for the containers, since with five cats we have an endless supply of free containers.
     
  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice. Hopefully you won't have the problem I had with container tomatoes and I would suppose other "leggy" style plants. The Wind!! I would find quite a few blown over from time to time. I still do tomatoes during the winter season in containers, but had to modify my tomato cages and even stake them to the grown.
    Only time I ever had nematodes in Florida was when I planted Okra. So I let the neighbor grow it and we trade.
     

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