duck, duck, moose... Oh, yeah... the garden!
Ahem, this is a little embarrasing to admit for a veteran gardener with so much space and black gold soil, but I finally had to plant my vegetables in tubs and buckets this year. The baby watermelon will have to grow vertical this summer instead of sprawling wildly across the ground the way I like it.
I have this lovely, rather large market garden plot, mostly tilled and ready for my small sundry plantings (I was able to remain reasonable in my plant purchases this year - for once). The trouble is that I had to fell two large trees this spring and they needed to land right in that open space. Needless to say, I haven't completely cut them up yet, in fact, I'm only at about 50% complete on that job. Alas... tomatoes I carefully selected and giddily ordered from catalogs in February needed to get in the ground by June instead of languishing in their little pots on my picnic table. So, I remain my practical self and used whatever containers were cheapest and could be repurposed once my garden was back in use again. But I do I have plans to experiment with a winter garden using a hoop house this year so the plot should be ready for a fall planting.
Right now everything seems to be growing very well in my little bucket city, especially since I put the containers within duck pool dumping distance. So they get water and fertilzer in one dose and I put that dirty water to good use. :)