This is a short, final photo-post of some of the pots I planted on a budget in 2013. Some were filled with perennials pulled from my yard, some were planted with vegetable seeds and some were filled with vegetable transplants. The first of each pair of photos is from right after planting in early May, and the second is right before harvest. I hope these photos encourage you to plant in pots if you don’t have a yard to dig in.
For detailed information on what was planted in each pot, and how to cut costs when creating your container garden, refer to my previous post “How to Fill Flower Pots on a Budget“.
So my budget pots were a huge success, and in the future, the bulk of my container plantings will be veggies planted from seed. I’ve also learned that pots with vegetables are just as beautiful as pots with flowers in them. I like to add a few annuals for color in some of them, and with the short growing season here in Central Illinois (zone 5) I like to use some veggie transplants to speed things up a bit. That way I still get to visit the nurseries, and drool over all the beautiful plants they have to offer!
This blog was written by Tracy Evans who is a Certified Home Stager, Certified Redesigner and a Journeyman Painter servicing the Bloomington/Normal, IL area. You can view her portfolios at www.HelpAtHomeStaging.com for more before and after photos.