I know a lot of us are into gardening and some might want to start, so I thought we could have a thread to share advice and ideas!
We are unsure if we're staying in this house. There is a slight, slight chance we could move again this summer if we find a house we love and want to buy, but more realistically we'll move next summer. Or we what might buy this house and stay here. Since we don't know, I don't want to put a ton of effort and money into a ground garden and fence (to keep out the rabbits). So I am delving into container gardening!
I have been reading up on what can be grown in what and creative containers. So far I have gotten some used pots from friends and neighbors to grow peas. I also plan on repurposing clementine boxes and plastic coated re-useable grocery bags to grow herbs and lettuce. My neighbor is getting rid of her Little Tikes turtle sandbox and by drilling some drainage holes in the bottom, we can turn that into a large container for shallow rooted plants like radishes, greens, etc. Lastly, I found out that hamburger restaurants often get their pickles in 5 gallon plastic buckets. After calling around, I discovered that Burger King throws out about SIX buckets a week. I just asked to have them set aside for me and they'll call me when they have several. I'll use these to grow tomatoes.
We have a local landscape recycling center that makes compost from local yard waste and sells it along with top soil at an affordable price. So that's where I'll get my growing media. I have some stakes, tomato cages, and chicken wire from my garden last year, that I can re-use. My main concern now is the rabbits.... My dad is suggesting that I prop everything up on cinder blocks. I haven't been able to track down any used ones. Any ideas?
What are you all doing with your gardens this year?