Miniature Greenhouse Update

The miniature greenhouse that I started recently has been a wonderful way to start my vegetable garden.  Unfortunately, however, it seems that the birds started attacking the seedlings (planted directly in the soil), perhaps thinking they were worms? Yikes!

A few survived, green squash and some golden wax beans, and I have started anew today, placing the next round of seedlings in containers that are now covered with a plastic netting often used to prevent deer from eating plants.

The new seedlings, pictured here are eggplant (long purple and Black Beauty varieties) and yellow squash.

Given the realities of my garden, I think it is probably better to devote my vegetable garden to containers. Attacks from above ground (birds) and below (gophers) have certainly made it challenging for me through the years to get a strong vegetable garden established.

I went to a home improvement store today and purchased several bags of potting soil (2 cubic feet of soil each). Each bag provides enough soil to fill out 6 five-gallon containers.

With some diligence, vigilance, and a good measure of luck, my garden will be awash in vegetables in the next few months!

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One Response

  1. This is what I do too…all 5 gallon buckets for my vegies because our soil is too much just plain old sand…I love my buckets, and am about to plant yard-long beans and yellow squash in buckets too!!!

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