As a result we have been somewhat reluctant to do anything even remotely permanent where we’re at now. That includes us being quite reluctant to increase the size of our garden, despite having a fair amount of space we could use.
We’d love to plant some good fruit trees, which we don’t have here, as well as some fun stuff like hardy kiwis, raspberries, and blueberries. And of course increasing our growing space for vegetables would be nice.
I just don’t want to put in the money and effort into putting together a good starting mix for new beds, only to move a year or two later. It doesn’t seem worthwhile.
So this spring we’ve been looking at container gardening, and have decided to do some trial runs using DIY Self Watering Containers (SWCs). This seems like a good fit for us and our needs, and since the soil, a primary expense, is portable we can take it with us.
You can find more information on self watering containers at these sites:
(and many many more…)
We’re going to use 4 gallon buckets for our containers, with a few larger ones for some of the bigger plants. We’re even considering trying to grow blueberries in containers … we’ll see how it works.
I’ll keep you posted on how it goes, and maybe even a few pictures…
Have any of you used similar SWCs?