A year of gardening in my tub garden
I guess we, at Flea Market Gardening, all agree that we like galvanized anything! These are the galvanized wash tubs I got at the old “Rust Brothers’ junk shop in Coarsegold down the road. I don’t have a deer fence yet and the idea here is to grow a few veggies close to the house and hope the deer don’t get them.
Why so late? At our altitude, 3000′, we have to wait until mid May to plant….and by mid June there are three tomatoes, two peppers and for Tractor Man…green beans in one. I have each end of this area blocked off to deer, but they could come through the entry bed. I did get deer fencing to put up. I haven’t had veggies for so long because I haven’t had a deer fence, so this is fun!
My flea market ‘crops’ are twice the size from when planted June 12th!
I know some folks out there are canning and preserving, and soon I’ll be oven-drying a batch of these. I wrote a blurb recently on an easy way to do this. “How to Make Your Own Delicious Dried Tomatoes”
About halfway through summer, I poked in a few old green onions from the fridge,…poked ’em in around the peppers. The green tops grew! Read more about them here in , My green onion garden. So I cut some of the growing tips while leaving the roots intact to grow more. We’ve since learned you can do this with celery and garlic, too!
So, what do you put on besides tomato? For me, it’s good nutty wheat bread, 1/2 inch slices of tomato, buttery avocado slices and a bit of salt. Mayo, of course. What do you do? I picked many peppers. Huh? And popped them into a zip loc bag in the freezer to use all winter. Some I used fresh. Did I mention that this is a garden on a SMALL scale? Yes, if you have a small space or only want a few things for right now, easing into the whole veggie garden thing,…do try this!
Just one more ‘leetle babie’ tomato picture.
See my cute little ‘harvest’ I have three tomatoes and two hot peppers plants still doing well in my galvanized tubs. They’re so sweet, especially these 100s.
See how, when we had to go out of town, I used my plastic outdoor chairs to block them off to any deer. What,..am I delusional? I saw no deer munching when we got home, so did it work….LOL!
Snow doesn’t seem to harm my winter ‘onion garden’ and I planted more this month!
More on easy edibles:
This is the clue to my next garden… click HERE