When we lived in a sticks-and-bricks, we had a garden. It wasn't anything really fancy, but was enclosed by a white fence and had various vegetables planted; some of which grew fairly well. We in no way consider ourselves gardeners, however.
When we found ourselves staying put in Texas for several months, Steve and I decided to once again try our hand at green-thumbing. Nothing as ambitious as we had before, mind you. The soil here is rocky...limestone mostly, and we get very little rain. What I really wanted was a small herb garden; something else with which I had moderate success.
Our trip to Home Depot back in May had us purchasing these two large, rectangular bins. Seemed like a good size to plant 6 - 7 types of herbs. As we rung out at the register, I was a bit shocked to learn I had just paid over $60 for these two plant bins!
But, these were not just two, regular, plain, old plant bins.
These were the City Pickers Patio Garden Kit!
The secret to this great bin is the water well at the bottom. You fill it through the tube that protrudes from the soil that is placed on top of the aeration screen. Your roots are forever able to drink. Even if you forget to water them regularly, like some people.
3 Parts: bin, aeration screen, water fill tube (plus a mulch cover and casters, which we didn't use).
Here is our garden: basil, small leaf basil, oregano, lavender, rosemary,
banana peppers, and japeño peppers.
Best garden we ever had!
Constant prolific peppers.
We are leaving Texas soon, and decided to give away most of the plants instead of traveling with them. A bit tall and large for the week-stays we are planning for the next couple of months. But, we are taking our City Pickers Patio Kits with us as we pack to head to New Mexico. Probably won't fill them again til we sit for the winter. Worth the money. (Or, make your own!)