Last winter, I was enjoying a rare moment of peace….no kids or husband in the house, the garden didn’t need any attention and no articles to write.
So, I decided to see what was on television. As I was channel surfing, I saw a gardening show. So of course, I stopped and watched.
What I saw was the host and featured garden expert, showing how to grow vegetables and flowers together in containers.
Well, since I love both vegetables and flowers, I was intrigued. So I bought the book written by the featured garden expert and got started.
I found nice plastic containers on sale along with some tiny trellises. Then I bought planting mix (NOT potting soil).
Planting mix is specially formulated for containers – it has a light texture and holds just the right amount of moisture for plants.
Then, I started planting. I came up with the vegetable and flower combinations on my own and I must admit that I was happy how they turned out…
The first container has Purple Violas, Spinach, Bell Pepper plant and Nasturtiums. I started all of these from transplants, except for the Nasturtiums.
I have been picking off sugar snap peas every time I am in the garden and eating them on the spot.