The potted garden is more like a pot and bin garden this year. I had some older bins which were no longer needed for storage of firewood so I made them into planters. After some research I found out that the addition of peat to your soil helps it naturally retain water. I liked this because of the drought we are in so I bought a large bag to mix in with the soil for the garden. Each bin is 1/2 potting soil and 1/2 peat soil. I ran a drip line along the dog pen fence line to the garden but it does not water daily. I watched to see how the plants were doing with the reduced water and I am pleased to say that they peat made a difference.
Now that I have:
- pots & planters in place
- plants planted
- wood pile cleaned up
- cement mixer moved
- storage shed assembled and in place
All I need to do is fertilize and plan on how to make the area look a little prettier. Okay, not all the plants in the garden are vegetable or fruit plants.