Thursday, February 3, 2011

Winter Container Garden

I was just going through pictures on my computer. I have to get 3 to the high school for a senior slide show during graduation. Anyway, I found pictures I had taken in December of my container garden that I meant to share with you. I bought 2 packs of panels from Lowe's for $24.99 each. These hook together. I bought them to keep Pug and Luigi out of the "garden", because they were eating my tomatoes and cucumbers. I bought some plastic at the garden center to cover the thing once it became cold. I've been harvesting Swiss chard, spinach and bok choy ever since. Which reminds me, I need to get out there and water today :) I used office paper "clips" to keep the plastic from blowing off. Below is my awesome pot of bok choy. Great for stir fry! Top left is 2 varieties of Swiss chard, and another Swiss chard plant on the top right. Bottom left is spinach, and bottom right is the bok choy.
As you may recall, I brought my tomatoes inside and put them under a grow light. I had cherry tomatoes all winter. I recently just moved it outside, where it froze. It was covered with a spider mite, which I couldn't get rid of. I have my garlic and green onions under plastic on my patio table, which is on the patio. It gets sun, but it is covered. I'll endeavor to get some pictures of that as well. I need to get some seeds started by Saturday. Feb. 14 is the official planting day here in St. George for early crops.

5 comments:

Patricia G. said...

Hi. I've been thinking about winter gardening, but had few clues and no ideas. This is inspiring. I'm planning next winter's container garden already. Thanks!
Patricia Gardner

Patricia G. said...

Hi. I've been thinking about winter gardening, but had few clues and no ideas. This is inspiring. I'm planning next winter's container garden already. Thanks!
Patricia Gardner

Glenda said...

Glad to be of help, Patricia! I was just out looking at my "plot" today, and everything looks so green and lush! I'm going to clip some spinach for a pasta dish I'm making tonight.

Cynthia said...

i love the thought of gardening. Some years not so bad but I don't know why it doesn't work. My neighbours garden is great but me-no. I live in Canada so it doth get cold here and snow, ugh. Would you say winter gardening is out of the question. What about indoor gardening.

Jana said...

Wow! You make it look so easy. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for a great post!