Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose and Garden

I usually start a small container garden this time of the year and reading Leigh's homesteading blog inspired me this year. We had our first cold snap this past weekend, it was 60 degrees when we got up and it never got passed 79 degrees with the wind whipping about, it was great I loved it.The white buckets are from our laundry detergent, we go through these at the rate of 1 every 1.5 months, with five of us at the house there's a lot of laundry. I save some for this reason, this was my reuse. The blue bucket my son brought home from his job these were re-purposed paint buckets. Mr. Deepend drilled drain hole at the bottom of all the bucket and I got to work.
The one's with the wire ring are my tomato plants, the bottom bucket is sweat basil, the top white is chives and the other is curly parsley.

This blue bucket has rosemary in it.
The final pic is of the recycled planter, I have waiting for more dirt for dill and lavender. I also have some green pepper seeds I saved as I was cooking the other day and want to plant these and see if they will grow and produce.Mr. Deepend promised his brother we'd bring some tomatoes for Thanksgiving dinner this year, but I don't think we will be able to the plants don't even have flowers, he's not a gardener, but a wonderful assistant.


Delighted Hands said...

Great way to enjoy the extra growing seasons! Maybe you could bring a green tomato dish at Thanksgiving!

Leigh said...

What a great idea! I envy that you have such a long growing season. Glad too, to have you join me in the gardening adventure. :)