Don't have enough space or time to commit to a full outdoor garden? Do you want to grow plants during the off-season? Or would you enjoy the convenience of picking vegetables right in your living room?
i started my container garden with a - 20 5-gal.black pots and 30 5cm soft black plastic pots a year ago to see if it could fit in with my schedule and small (355 sq.m.)backyard. i put up a small nursery in my garage-on an old 14-seater dining table and started nursing lettuces,tomatoes,basils,bell and jalapeno peppers and cucumber and zucchinis.i planned to grow my own salad bowl. we mixed our own potting soil and drafted my youngest daughter to our first joint venture.i heard a lot of complaints while we are preparing the seedling trays and sowing the seeds but when seedlings started to emerged my daughter started rising early to count the seedlings.everyday is a new experience for her, until its time to transplant the seeds. of course, more complaints again until the first flowers of tomatoes and peppers emerged and the thin tendrils of cucumber climb the trellises caught the curiosity of my daughter again.her curiosity paid of for her reports and updates were becoming more technically-agriculturish. she told me she's surfing the net to learn about tomatoes,lettuce and cucumbers.not bad i thought,now am expecting a bumper crop; a lot of fresh salad that i could share with my neighbors and a starry eyed daughter dreaming to be a scientist.