Now we’re at the five week mark after I planted my budget-friendly pots with seeds, transplants and flowers from my yard. I had to clear a lot of the smaller veggies out of my pots not only because they were ready to be harvested, but also because the most important plant in each pot needs more space to grow. Each pot has one main plant that “rules” the pot. The CEO, the alpha, the Big Kahuna–the others gotta go.
This first pot has red cabbage in the center, but you can’t see it in the first photo.
Here’s the same pot three weeks later.
This is the same pot at five weeks before harvesting all but the cabbage plant. The cabbage is the Big Kahuna here.
This picture is after harvesting all but the cabbage. I know he looks lonely, but now he rules!
Pot with fern and stone crop.
Jalapeno pepper plant.
Three weeks later.
Next is the same jalapeno pot at five weeks before harvesting the smaller veggies.
Now the jalapeno plant has enough room to grow. No big peppers just yet. Only tiny, tiny babies.
Here’s the banana pepper plant pot. Try saying that fast a few times.
After three weeks.
Here’s the same pot at five weeks before picking the radishes.
Look what was hiding behind those radishes!
Here’s my pot with my Roma tomatoes.
After three weeks.
Here’s before picking the lettuce at five weeks.
And my bulb onion-in-window-box experiment seems to be going well.
At three weeks
At five weeks.
This is still my favorite. Lettuce in a pot.
This is stone crop I took from my yard. I’ve learned this stuff will grow anywhere. Full sun, shade, wet, dry…can’t kill this stuff, and it’s a beautiful ground cover.
These are all plants I pulled from my yard as well, and they’ve filled in quite nicely. Lamb’s ear, fern, coral bells, and I planted a few caladium bulbs that haven’t shown themselves yet. Not sure if they’re gonna make it!
This pot has veronica, lamb’s ear and lettuce.
Finally, my bulbs are starting to sprout.
Here’s my wire basket. Not a huge change in this one, but still pretty.
And here’s my most recent garage sale purchase.
It’s still not too late in zone 5 in early June to plant some pots. Look what can happen in just five weeks, after all! If you’re gun shy, maybe just start with one pot with your favorite vegetable, and see how it does. But proceed with caution–it’s easy to become addicted…
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.
If you have an interest in home decorating, organization and home spruce ups on a budget, please feel free to check my other blog at HomeStagingBloomingtonIl. You can find additional before and after pictures on my website at www.HelpAtHomeStaging.com.