A while back, I proudly posted on the so-called Fail Garden. And…it was mostly a failure. Got a few herbs, some lettuce, and an unknown vegetable because I forgot to label it.
But now I’m trying container gardening again. Since it’s winter, I only have lettuce and carrots going (should have done spinach as well) and it’s actually turned out pretty well. In fact, now there’s much more lettuce than I usually use, so some days I cook stuff that needs it just to start using it up. Or, I could actually make a salad, that would work too.
Yep, no more milk jugs! They are cheap, but not they can’t hold enough soil for all the stuff I want to grow. And don’t look as good. So I started buying plastic containers. Until I calculated that building my own wooden containers is not only less expensive, but is a good excuse to hone home improvement techniques (like not hitting my thumb with a hammer, or not sawing through my own hand)
Due to my low carpentry skill, I’ve avoided posting photos containing clear closeups of the wood containers.