I love seeing my gardener blogger friends so happy and excited for another season. Wish I could join you in the fun, but plants hate me and have told all their friends not to grow for me. It’s not that they are mean, they just don’t want to die slowly at my hands!
So, like last year, I’ll visit here and “Homespun” for my fix of lovely pictures from the garden!
Thank you for such a good chuckle to start my day. I guess we are all blessed with certain talents and you certainly have some creative genes I don’t have so we’re a good match. 🙂
Interesting. Our Guide to Container Gardening at About.com loves Smart Pots for growing vegetables. (For flowers, most people want something more decorative.) I understand that in the winter they can be emptied and folded for storage, which can’t be done with ordinary pots.
Think you’ll try them?
I’m always interested in trying something new so I may pick myself up a couple and see how they do. Last year I grew potatoes in containers I wasn’t using, so I could probably try something in there. Have you grown anything edible in containers?
Sometimes I get an early start with some salad greens in big pots…I just picked up a cute wire basket (at Saver’s!) that I’m going to throw some seeds in this weekend. And, I have 2 Earthbox planters for tomatoes that have been very useful…
Those are good ideas. A couple of years back we built a salad table for outside and put all kinds of greens in it. We could not keep it wet enough even watering it twice a day. It just dried out so quickly.we ended up disassembling it and reusing the wood, wire and fabric for other projects.
It looks like it’s made from the material the weed-barrier cloth is made from.
Yes, I’m pretty certain that is exactly what it is made from (heavy weight).
I always worry about “pots” drying out…you certainly can’t overwater with these, the excess would just run out. Could be a mess unless you have them set directly on the soil somewhere or where any run off won’t be a problem. It would also be great for setting in a decorative pot. Interesting concept.
Good points. I also wondered if eventually they would tip over. I’m going to pick at least one up to try and see how it does.
I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog header…so pretty!
Thank you very much. I consider it a special compliment coming from you.
Oh I do wish we had more room to grow veggies but it would mean giving up the little room I have for my lilies and plumerias so I will just continue to go the farmers’s market. Good luck with those new pots!
Lilies and plumerias are food for the soul. The farmers always need customers who appreciate fresh produce for the body! 🙂
Smart pot looks interesting. I assume bio-degradable?
They look like they are made out of heavy duty landscape material. I’m going to try one and if it doesn’t work I’ll cut it up and lay it down somewhere I need mulch and barrier.
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