Irwin Weiner ASID - We bought metal planters from Portugal at a Bucks County archetectural salvage store, filled them up with potting soil, and have been planting herbs and veggies on our patio for the past few years. Every so often we'll throw in handfuls of Dr. Earth organic fertilizer to keep nutrients chugging along in each planter (these closed eco systems need boosts on a regular basis). And the results have been rewarding. Last year we planted rainbow chard and purple basil along with other herbs - chives to Italian parsley.
This year we're planting green zebra and cherokee heirloom tomatoes, lemon thyme, nasturtium, rosemary, basil, parsley, and tarragon ... sticking to a great salad theme. Today's featured video will help bring out the gardener in you. Even if you don't have a large yard, e.g., you live in a small urban apartment, you can still garden in a small space and have a manageable time of it. We're all busy adults, so let's follow tips for making life and leisure time easier and more productive. Extra features: click on each of the two photos in this article to get some great container gardening tips and inspiration.
Click here to read our friend Linda Grasso's gardening quest - How Can I Find Perfect Heirloom Tomatoes? Find the best varieties for taste, growing ability, and yield!