When I used to post my nature photos on flickr, I watched as people just starting out with photography one day was calling themselves professional photographer the next. Well let me tell you, I’m now a farmer, lol.
In all seriousness, I started container gardening this winter as a way to get me more active during the winter months when my pain is at its worst. And even though I failed at many attempts to grow some vegetables I did manage to successfully grow a small variety of plants from seed to harvest. Some of those plants as listed below are still thriving.
Carrots, lettuce, green onions, kale, collards, cabbage, rosemary, radish, and surprisingly enough, artichoke. Why I planted artichoke seeds when I’ve never eaten any is anyone’s guess. Artichoke takes patience to grow.
Will I do it again? Absolutely. However, I plan to grow fewer plants in fewer pots from here on out. Especially kale, collards, and green onions. I ended up pulling up half of the kale and all of the collards because I just couldn’t keep up.
Because some of my vegetable seeds were successful in producing the most delicious vegetables, I have already planted the seeds I want to try during the warm months.
For whatever reason, I have always grown a tomato plant for as many years back as I can recall. Because I enjoy fresh-picked tomatoes, I decided to try a few varieties this year from seed so I’m excited to see what happens. I’ve never grown any from seeds that produced but I do think I learned a few things from winter gardening.
I didn’t plant anything larger than a tomato plant although I really was torn about planting an eggplant. In the end I decided against it.
Do you do any vegetable container gardening? If so, what are your favorite vegetables to plant from seed?