Thought that title might be pretty easy to remember .
Hey all, I have always wanted my own garden. I remember being a little bitty thing and helping out in my grandpa's garden. Eating tomatoes and green beans fresh picked. My grandma's home made tomato juice and her jellies and pickles. We survived on a lot of that stuff when we were little because we grew up very poor but it never marred my love for any of it.
My grandparents didn't live in the country, they got lucky back in the early 60s and bought a one acre corner lot that backed on to a patch of woods near the edge of the city limits. Beautiful property in a wonderful enclosed neighborhood not many homes. Lots of kids and elderly now. New first time buyer families then.
I have always lived in the city and hated it. Couldn't even allow my child out in the yard alone. But God has blessed us and now I live in the home my grandparents built and it still is pretty much the same as when I was growing up. Less a few trees and the garden.
Being disabled there is no way I could maintain a garden. I cannot kneel, bending for any length of time is excruciating, and walking is very limited. I can get around the yard but I am working on beautiful resting stations here and there. Some small areas with seating and a view. So far I have two but would like to add three more.
This year I have decided that I am going to take the plunge and do some container gardening to supplement our diets and because fresh food is always better. Also helps us be more self sufficient.
So I am going to start a thread for those of us who love our flora and fauna, fruits and veggies. Whether looking, smelling, or growing. I will try to post lots of pictures, my own and maybe a wish list or with questions in case someone else knows and I hope ya'll will post your own pictures and say whatever ya want.
I have managed to collect many pots over the years, I have inherited some tubs and got lots of 5 gallon buckets from Freecycle. I also have two camp tables but you can use whatever. Just something to get the plants off the ground so that they are easy to reach. Craigslist always has cheap dining tables or you can even see them out in the trash. Shelves, stands, you can use anything. I am going to work on an actual garden table through out the summer and hope to have it ready by next summer.
These are garden tables and are cheap and easy to make but hard to find.
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I plan to make mine 8-10 feet long, 4-6 feet wide and 12 inches deep. In the last picture you can see that the middle is deep for the more deep rooted plants. 12 inches is pretty deep enough for me because for the climbing or trellisable plants I plan to put in five gallon buckets along my flowerbed fence. I still haven't decided if I want the bottom to be screened or just wood.
So for now this is what I will be using .
Well dagnabbit I can't attach any more photos to this so I need to check into it.