Container Gardening on Our Deck

Yesterday I started talking about our “garden”.  This year I wanted to grow more than just flowers in the yard.  BUT we have deer.  And raccoons.  And birds.  Lots of little creatures that love to nibble on everything.

However, I really missed those tomatoes we grew in Alabama.  So I got two tomato plants and potted them on the deck.  So far, so good.

Tomato-plant-in-deck-box

The kids love watching them grow and getting a chance to pick them.  All three tried the first ones that reddened and all three gagged.  More for me.

Henry-with-Tomato-plant-in-deck-box

I also planted some herbs.  Rosemary, basil, oregano, and cilantro.  I have not used them as much as I hoped, but still enough to justify having them.

Growing-herbs-on-deck

And, of course, I grew mint.  Key ingredient in the mojitos!  Must have an abundant supply of mint for the popular summer cocktail.

Mint-plant-on-deck

My potted flowers?  They did not survive the early July monsoon.  I did my best getting them out of the numerous rainstorms, but they just drowned.

Dead-planters

Luckily, the Black-eyed Susans are coming along great.  Yes, that is the same spot in the yard that got flooded from all the rain in my earlier video.

Black-eyed-susans

Have you grown anything in a container garden?

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