Tackle-It-Tuesday – Container Garden

I finally got some containers for the first plants for my container garden. A friend gave me two tomato plants and two marigold plants. The marigolds are supposed to be natural insect repellents and they also remind me of my early childhood days in California.


Today I transplanted the plants from the little pots I brought them into the new, bigger pots I bought for them. It was raining so I re-potted them, added a little bit of rainwater I collected and then set them along the porch wall to catch a little more rain. Also, I discovered that the pots I bought are made from recycled materials. Between that and the water conservation, it gave me a little extra bounce in my step.

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I may have to eventually transplant the tomatoes into even bigger pots, but we’ll see how it goes for now.

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At the moment I have 13 little baby tomatoes, ranging in size from teeny tiny to just over an inch. Before long I will have fresh tomatoes for my salads. Yay!


After the rain is gone and everything dries out, I’ll have to go back and sweep up the dirt that got spilled and clean off the outsides of the pots. I hope to slowly expand my container garden to include other things like onion and garlic, cucumbers and green beans, lettuce and peas. I also want to start an herb garden. But for now this is a good start. You gotta start somewhere, right? 🙂


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May 30, 2007 8:15 am

I didn’t know you had early childhood days in California! Me too, until I was nine!

May 30, 2007 8:35 am

BIMW – I did! I lived in the Bakersfield area until I was 6. We moved here a few months before I turned 7. I don’t remember much. But I have a memory of helping my grandmother on my birthfather’s side to spread the marigold seeds. Every time I walk past marigolds and catch the smell, it brings a wave of childhood nostalgia. 🙂

May 29, 2007 9:02 pm

The plants look great. Great tackle.
Thank you for visiting my tackle today.
I thought I would let you know that we ended up with 25 pairs of socks!

Enjoy your week.
~ Christina

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May 29, 2007 1:24 pm

[…] oh, my two little tomato plants are still growing so fast! I have been nursing them in the little pot I got them in and yesterday I […]

May 29, 2007 1:49 pm

Awesome! I want to grow tomatoes, you have inspired me! I love how you used the rain water to water them.


May 29, 2007 2:37 pm

I bet they will look beautiful when they bloom. Happy TIT!!

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May 30, 2007 1:42 pm

[…] but I’m already pulling some useful information from it. The only reason I thought to collect rainwater to water the plants was because I had been reading this book the other day and recalled its suggestion to do just that. […]

May 29, 2007 6:54 pm

Great job! We got to eat our first tomato tonight. It tasted so good.

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April 29, 2008 7:56 pm

[…] Last year I started with just my marigolds and tomato plants. If all goes well this season I’ll have enough things to make salsa, fixings for burgers, and fixings for salads. Yum […]

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