Garden Update

The Petunia box is beautiful!

Petenuia Box

This year I planted in containers due to lack of time and not wanting to get the garden spot ready.


Amy and I got our plants at Sutherland’s on sale and from Midwest Ag in Carthage.

Flour Chair 2

Zinnias now

Flower Chair 1

Zinnias begin

Tomatoes are growing great!  Laura wanted a tomato by July 4…. We are almost there.

Better Boy 2

Basil is the best thing to have planted with or near to fight off bugs.  It is called companion gardening.

Basil Oregano 1

This is a big basil plant with oregano next to it.

Marigolds are growing like crazy! They are also a good companion plant for my vegetables.

Marigol 1

Marigolds beginning

Marigold 2

Marigolds now

Big Bertha pepper 1

Big Bertha pepper beginning

Big Bertha pepper 2

Big Bertha pepper now

Here is how I made my garden.  I went to Walmart and got $1.98 buckets.  Bought a $8.97 bag of planting soil which fills 2.5 buckets.

I used an ice pick and put 3 holes in the bottom of the buckets, then filled the bottom with rocks out of the yard.  Rocks help with drainage.

Fill the rest up to the top of the bucket and add 1 Tablespoon of root starter.

I water every morning with a water bucket that has had water sitting from the previous day.

Soon it will be time to get some osmocote fertilizer crystals to feed them some more.

Now I am looking forward to a HARVEST!!!!



About Lowell Lane

Food is my passion; I love to grow it, cook it, eat it, and share it with others. Business is also my passion; I am an entrepreneur, business consultant, and mentor.
This entry was posted in Family, Gardening, Health and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Garden Update

  1. Laura Lane says:

    Nice post. These plants are healthier than last year’s plants.

  2. We finally have the best garden ever since we moved here in 1998 – we moved the plot to a sunnier better drained area, used Epsom salts as starter before putting plants in the holes and use Miracle Grow once a week. We have several kinds of tomatoes, including yellow, roma and cherry besides the red ones, 3 kinds/colors of peppers, a squash which is already huge, a watermelon, leeks, cilantro and a dark basil plant, surrounded by marigolds. One tomato was ripe but before he could pick, a varmint ate it, boo! Must install varmint fencing next!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s