We did fairly well with our container tomatoes last year so we thought we would try again. We did not like how small the tomatoes stayed so we looked around at other possibilities. And this year I found Straw Bale Gardening. Looked worth giving a try since its a larger medium and still keeps the plants out of the poisoned soil. We even went so far as to cover the bottoms with an old shower curtain (so they are diapered!) to ensure there is no contamination.
Mouse did talk me into a couple of flowers also. I find this a waste of time because you can't eat them. Why do I want to use water and time and energy on something I can't eat? (You must understand I am highly allergic to just about everything that grows so flowers only hold pain...no pleasure.)
And so my garden has enlarged even more.
and bib lettuce....
And yes we have already eaten many salads with fresh greens to round out the iceberg.
Red and yellow bell peppers and even some jalapeño
Hope it all works out. Its always a risk when you know you are taking a family vacation during the hot part of summer and will have to find someone to take care of it all for you. As a matter of fact I'm hoping to find a college student that would come in and stay at our place while we are gone to take care of the monster dog and the plants. Wish me luck!