After the return to the chilly, rainy spring that we're used to in Ohio this week, the weekend is forecasted to be a little sunnier...and you know what that means, right? We'll be digging in the dirt!
Whether we're turning over beds to get ready for warm weather veggies, sprinkling seeds or just potting up some pansies, gardening is one of our favorite ways to spend a weekend.
Today, we're sharing some tips from our new book, Farmers' Market Favorites... all about containers! You may not have the space (or the inclination!) for a big veggie patch or flower garden but everyone needs a little splash of sunshine in the warm months, right? Enjoy!
Auctions and barn sales turn up some of the best planters. Old gardening boots, watering cans, washtubs, enamelware pots & pans...even tea kettles and coffeepots!
Fill a galvanized minnow bucket with cheery sunflowers...a centerpiece that captures
all the nostalgia of summertime.
Herbs are easy to grow, even indoors on a sunny windowsill! Fragrant and tasty, rosemary, oregano, savory, parsley, sage thyme or chives are delicious
in soups and salads.
Give an old wheelbarrow a new use when you turn it into a movable garden. Fill it with pots of your favorite herbs, flowers, lettuce or carrots...how clever!
Lay a wooden ladder flat on the ground and fill the open spaces with gardening soil to create a clever raised bed! The small spaces are just right for growing herbs and lettuces.
breakfast, don't toss out the hollowed-out fruit halves. Filled with potting soil, seeds and nice drink of water, these clever little starter pots can be planted directly in your garden!
No more trying to keep tomato plants upright in the garden! Plant pint-size cherry tomatoes (or even smaller varieties like Romas!) in sturdy hanging baskets filling with gardening soil. They'll grow beautifully hanging over the edges. Pinch back when they get too leggy and the shorter stalks will produce more fruit!
Leave us a homegrown idea in the comments!