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Planting Vegetables in Patio Pots

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Yesterday I spent most of the day puttering around in the yard. Enjoying the sounds and smells of spring. The day started with a nice chill, it stayed over cast much of the day. Perfect for being in the garden.

My brother Jim sent me a picture of his plants he started from seed a few weeks ago. They look great. I’m so jealous, I have had little success in that department.

For the last 3 or 4 years I have been fortunate enough that a friend gives me almost all the plants I need that she grows from seeds. This year she is giving me some vegetable plants and flowers. I am so excited.

I planted 2 patio pots one with arugula and the other with mustard spinach. I am going to do several different vegetables in patio pots.

What you need:

 A large  patio pot.  Really any large container will do. Make sure you have drainage holes. I use plastic because they don’t add much extra weight, easier to move. Plus it’s what I already have. I am always looking for pots at yard sales. Recycle!

Fill with potting soil 3 to4 inches from the top.

Sprinkle seeds on top of soil according to the package. I admit I place mine closer together then recommended. They are so small I doubt you can see them in my photo.

Loosely cover with recommended amount of soil. The mustard spinach was 1/4 inch and the arugula was 1/2 inch. Another little helper of mine, Emma.

I sprinkled them lightly with water. The arugula has a 5 – 8 day germination time. The mustard spinach has a   9 – 12 day germination time. I will water them daily until they germinate. I will post updates. 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Planting Vegetables in Patio Pots”

  1. Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes says:

    Thank you for sharing your brownies and this post on Your Cozy Home Party. The brownies look yummy. I wish I had a sunny spot to grow veggies on my patio. There are huge trees in the yard that shade the area too much for plants. I hope yours grow well. Join us again next week if you can.——- Shannon

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks for stopping by Shannon.

  2. Debbie says:

    Did you know you can plant seeds in egg shells, then once they grow enough you can plant the shell and all right in the ground or pot.

    1. Diane says:

      I recently saw that on another blog. I am going to try that idea! Thanks Debbie 🙂

  3. Anita says:

    I have a couple of patio pots planted too, one with spinach and the other lettuce. I also planted a cucumber and a watermelon in the flower bed, along with 2 tomato plants. Not much room, but I love to watch things grow! Good luck with yours!

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