This year we put some time and little bit of money into making sub-irrigated planters out of 5 gallon buckets:
|A couple more zucchini coming...already got one!|
|A few tiny tomatoes...these were really stunted by transplanting.|
|Watermelon...had to prop them up so they weren't too heavy for the vines.|
|Spaghetti squash, I hope they ripen!|
|Beans did well; need to plant a couple more buckets next year.|
|Broccoli and cauliflower...fail!|
|Cucumbers...lots of flowers, only one cucumber so far.|
1. Don't bother starting things indoors early...they just seemed stunted for a while once they were transplanted.
2. Plant two more buckets of beans...and none of broccoli and cauliflower.
3. Spread thing out a bit more...it is getting hard to water without stepping on all the vines trailing all over the ground!
4. Don't put the bucket planters inside the wooden boxes...they look nice, but it is hard to tell when the reservoirs are full when watering.
How did your garden do this year? What will you do differently next year?