we started the veggie garden this weekend. patty helped me put together the self-watering containers, which erik recommended and filled them with organic soil. our local nursery had a bevy of organic seedlings to choose from, so we picked:
we also bought some seeds from seeds of change:
i know seeds of change can be controversial, but they were the only organic option at the nursery. i planted the seedlings directly in the containers & used the little crates from the seedlings to plant the seeds inside. i tried to put similar veggies together in the separate boxes. once the seeds sprout, i should have enough room to plant them in the boxes.
the self-watering containers seem like a great idea, but the one i put together seems to be leaking. i suppose i should have double checked it before i filled it with dirt. i can't really move it or take them apart now. i'm a little bummed about that, since the last thing i want to do is waste water. i'll have to water that container "traditionally." live and learn...
my only other concern is sunlight. we have a huge yard, but it's all concrete and brick, with a few shaded beds. so i decided to put the beds on our dining room patio, which also is easy access to the kitchen. it doesn't get sun all day, only in the morning, so we'll see how the veggies fare...i'm just winging it!
i also planted some herbs in a small container on the patio.so we'll see how it goes...hopefully we'll be eating some of our own veggies soon.