|Tomato plants and marigolds in Hügelkultur bed|
|Several weeks later|
|Beginning of fall - cleared tomato plants out and planted garlic|
|Added onions to grow through the winter |
Carrots growing from seed started in the spring
Garlic bulbs and cucumbers
|Tomato and garlic harvest (above) from Hügelkultur bed|
Also, the deck garden with our homemade self-watering bins did well this past year. We grew lettuce, herbs, and strawberries over the winter, and have added sweet peppers this summer.
|Parsley growing throughout the winter in Georgia|
Strawberries and herbs in self-watering bins
Pepper plant growing in bin
This is the third year we have used these bins on our deck. I have added a bit of soil to each bin as needed, as well as slow-release organic fertilizer in early spring. So far, there has been no cracking and very little wear and tear on the containers (other than some color fading). Please click here for more info on making these self-watering containers.
Happy gardening to you!