Okay, so now I know what I am going to plant and I am ready to shop for what I need. I hope to pick some of this up at the Dollar Tree, around my house, at yard sales or just really cheap over the weekend. If you are doing this with me, here is my shopping list.
- Plastic Containers (in a light color or cover outside in white paint):
3 – 16 to 24 inches (for tomatoes, zucchini, and summer squash)
3 – 12 to 16 inches (for cucumber, eggplant, and beans)
4 – 10 to 12 inches (for pepper and carrots ~ maybe!)
2 – rectangular planters (for basil and lettuce)
- Peat-based Soil Mix
- 5 – Trellis or Tomato Cages
- 3 – Stakes
- Rocks (for drainage)
And, since I plan to elevate my containers away from the ground to avoid leaving circles in the grass…
- 6 to 8 – Concrete Blocks
- 2 to 4 – Long Wood Planks
And, of course, the plants and/or seeds…
- Summer Squash
- Carrots (seed)
- Beans (seed)
- Lettuce (seed)
Yup, it is going to take an investment but most of the expense will be in items that I can use again, year after year.
If you have gardened previously but have no plans to do so this year (WHY NOT?), loan me your stuff! Ha, Ha!
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