Midsummer Container Herb Garden.
Grow herbs and vegetables on a deck
or patio. Garden watering tips, growing
tomatoes in containers, strawberry plants.
I will be the first to admit that I’m not an expert at gardening. I have no formal training and everything I know, I learned by doing. I’ve made tons of mistakes along the way and each growing season, I wonder what will come up and what won’t. A garden is sort of like life…it changes all the time and the best thing to do is just roll with it.
This year my container herb garden is growing like mad. Everything looks healthy and huge. My cherry tomatoes have grown to be over three feet tall and there are loads of green tomatoes on the vines.
Click to see my early summer container herb garden!
All I need is some hot weather so the tomatoes ripen and I’ll make good on my promise to share my recipe for Caprese Salad.
Tip: Put a hose stand very close to your container garden so watering isn’t a chore.
I’m still trying to figure out the strawberries. I have two plants that are growing beautifully but they aren’t producing much fruit. I realize now that two plants probably isn’t enough. Next year I want to plant several and I also want to plant them earlier. I think I was a little late.
I put the buckets up on tables so the strawberry vines weren’t laying on the deck. Some of the vines are getting long enough to drape over the porch railing. I’m still hoping, but my dream of making fresh shortcake with my own strawberries is quickly fading. So far I’m picking one or two at a time and eating them right on the spot!
The best thing about a midsummer container herb garden is having rosemary, mint, and basil right outside my back door. I cut fresh mint every few days to make infused water. I’ll be sharing my method very soon. It’s totally refreshing and takes just a few minutes.
Tip: If your herbs are growing faster than you can use them, include them in garden flower arrangements. Not only are they beautiful, they smell wonderful.
I feel like the summer is going by so quickly and if I could, I would stop time. I can’t though…so here’s my wish for you today. Try to take a few minutes and do something you enjoy. It doesn’t matter what…just stop and smell the roses!
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