My intention this month is to get my container garden all planted and I am sort of doing it in stages based on what I find. We have more backyard space now, but because I already know what I am doing with containers, I am going to stick with them again this spring and hopefully try something more ambitious next year.
I lined up a bunch of containers against the sunny side of the house. Most are the same as last year, but I also added some 16 gallon galvanized tubs (we drilled holes in the bottom for water drainage). It's not too pretty yet, but eventually, those plants will grow and we'll have something more exciting to look at (and eat!).
This is my second run at a small vegetable garden and I'm already ahead of where I was last year. My tomatoes are in larger pots AND they are already caged and spiked. Ideally I'll be doing less replanting this season.
I have many more empty containers waiting for plants and would like to bring in more basil (we LOVE pesto) and another variety or two of tomatoes (we are trying cherry tomatoes this year!). I also have an artichoke plant and am looking for another new and different vegetable. I'm having trouble finding a perfect plant shop like I had in Oxnard but the hunt continues. Any San Diego locals have recommendations for where I can buy great vegetable seedlings?
I really enjoyed tending a garden last year and hope it's as rewarding this season.