- Author: Trisha E Rose
Published on: September 18, 2019
One of the frequently heard comments at the Vallejo Farmer's Market is “I don't have the time or space for a garden”. Well, folks looky here. This summer, I tried an experiment. My two raised beds are currently housing tomato and squash plants so this spring, outside my dining room slider door, I placed a few pots to grow some vegetables and herbs. Went shopping day before Mother's Day and bought a number of vegetable and herb starts along with a few bags of soil for potted plants. I stuffed the pots with Poblano, Bell and Habanero Peppers, Japanese Eggplant, lots of Basil, Oregano, Garlic Chives, Sage, and my all-time favorite cherry tomato 'Sungold'. All these plants receive direct morning sun until noon, they are huddled next to each other very close to the slider. So far my only casualty was the loss of the Bell Pepper to a gust of wind that snapped the plant at its base. We don't use this sliding door that often so placing the elevated pots there has not been a bother.
What a great use of a small space. I do hand water the pots but I can see these plants grow as I sit at the dining table and count my rewards.