I started a garden on our patio back in May. After talking this through with Ben, he was pretty convinced it was not one of my best ideas. I'm the type of person that will start something without thinking about the entire process. My husband on the other hand addressed several questions, but will support my decision either way.
"Amy, maybe you should wait a few weeks to start your garden. It's still pretty cold at night." Naaa, I think the weather is fine, besides it's starting to warm up. After planting all of the containers, I realize it's a bit early. My nightly routine consisted of hauling 7 containers into the living room, telling Ben that I need help because the tomato pot is too heavy.
Amy, I would still like to be able to grill and put our table and chairs out like we did last year. Yeah, we'll have plenty of room. Note to self, if you plant pumpkins and zuchinni on your patio, vines will be everywhere. Welcome to our patio pumpkin patch and watch out for the crazy tomato plants. October 9th, our table and chairs are still in the storage unit.
Strawberries -15 berries
Lettuce - 4 servings
Spinach - 4 servings
Basil, parsley, and cilantro - plentiful
Cucumbers - 5
Zuchinni - 0
Pumpkins - 2 (fist size)
Cherry Tomatoes - Maybe 7 tiny tomatoes
Regular Tomatoes - 4
Next year, I should stick to herbs and cucumbers. I also need to read on how to properly grow tomatoes. As you can see by the pictures, we had a tomato jungle on our porch. How did my plants not produce tomatoes? I guess we will see what next year brings!! - amy w.