There are not many sunny spots suited for growing vegetables in this garden. It was decided to use this side yard area for the 8 hours of sunshine it receives. Container gardening was chosen because this area is directly over the septic drain field. Obviously, an in-ground garden is out of the question.
Wooden pallets keep everything above the ground and kitty litter pails provide a cheap and easily renewable resource for the containers. Blue Lake bush beans were planted in the Earth Box and five different varieties of tomatoes were planted into the containers.
Lettuce is a completely new experience for this gardener. A lot of thinning will be needed here. The container used for the lettuce is the bottom half of an old turtle-shaped sandbox. Very eclectic garden isn't it?
"Fat and Sassy" bell peppers have been producing all summer long and continue to bloom and set fruit. Three of these plants are also part of the "veggie bed."
Next month carrots will go in and in November sugar snap peas will be planted. The lettuce will be sown every 3 weeks or so depending on how the initial harvest produces.
The vegetable area is tucked away around the side of the house not in obvious view. All those kitty litter pails and wooden pallets were kept neat but they weren't "pretty." This project was undertaken to help change the look of the area and pretty it up a bit. Now, when the tomatoes get growing and producing THAT will be pretty.