Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I like digging in dirt

Several days ago I was watching our little garden from our kitchen window and decided that it was time to replant the tomato plants in the buckets. I knew that I would be busy during the next several days studying for a test, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to play gardener that day.

Daniel drilled holes in the first bucket and then handed the drill to me. After breaking the drill twice, I was ready to give up. However, my hubby believed that I could do it and in about 5 minutes I learned the art of drilling holes.

Washing out the buckets was next on my agenda. After rinsing the buckets I filled them up with dirt.

I added Osmocote, which is a slow release fertilizer, to the dirt and mixed well. My friend, Jennifer, shared with me that when you plant garden in the buckets, it is better to use slow release fertilizer to avoid burning the roots of the plant.

Later I transferred tomato plants into the buckets. In the article that I read a few weeks ago, it suggested to plant tomato plants pretty deep into the dirt. I hope I planted them correctly. I guess only time will tell.

On a side note, I purchased green beans seeds and will start planting them soon. Maybe they will be ready to harvest by fall time!


  1. They look good already :)
    Just thought you might like to be connected to our nursery's website since we have online videos with gardening tips! www.connon.ca
    Enjoy your garden!
    love, Heather

  2. good luck! we have tomatoes, green beans, squash, zucchini, and peppers! i love having a garden!

  3. Isn't gardening fun?!

    Your plants all look so good. I hope you have an abundant harvest.

    I also left you a comment on the post previous to this one.