Fall Veggies from Our Deck Planters
Here in Georgia we can harvest Spinach for quite a while after we get our first frost because our temps stay fairly mild until winter. We planted these planters not quite 3 weeks ago. We began harvesting individual spinach and lettuce leaves for our salad last night.
We chalk up our success to three things:
1) The self-watering planters allow us to water about twice a week when there is no rain.
2) We used fresh Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. We change the soil in these planters each year. This allows us to clean out the massive amount of roots in the water reservoir in the bottom of the planters and also helps our garden when we mix the old potting soil into our native clay soil.
4) We fed our plants Osmocote Plant Food at the time of planting.
This proves you do not need a big space to be able to enjoy fresh veggies. Just think how cool it would be to do a project like this with your kids and how much they would enjoy eating the veggies they grew themselves.