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« on: July 30, 2011 11:37:30 AM »

I have a patio garden. I am a college student that lives in a typical college apartment. Last year I found that my deck gets decent sun and had a tomato plant that did really well. This year I have a tomato plant again, cucumber plants, broccoli and herbs. Also on my deck I have wildflowers. I found that the containers are better than having them in the ground. If a plant is getting too much sun I can move the container. The sun also works well for my laundry. I have a line that I dry most of my clothes this summer.
Here is a view from my living room onto the main part of my deck:

This picture is looking down my deck towards the narrower part.

This is back towards the main area; you can see my broccoli on the shelf.

This is my main container of herbs (basil, cilantro, and chives)

My lavender and flowers:

My cucumber plant (I have already gotten 12 so far):

Close up of my broccoli:

Close up of my green tomatoes:

My mint (great for my recipes):

This was a little sprig when my mom gave it to me now a large brush of rosemary:

The wildflowers on the side of my porch:

Overall, I believe that I have created a getaway spot for me. I am able to use my deck (no matter how small) to grow many things that I use in my kitchen every day.

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011 11:58:49 AM »

What a cozy little garden spot!

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011 02:08:51 PM »

So sweet! You'll be needing a bigger patio soon  Wink
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011 04:37:41 AM »

I bet it smells great with the lavender!  I love the smell of gardens Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011 08:08:19 AM »

Awesome! And for me, inspirational!  I'm also an apartment dweller. 
This makes me want to try container-growing some great veggies, too!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011 05:01:35 AM »

Way to utilize such a small space!  Your broccoli is awesome!  I can't believe your cucumber has done so well.  I failed with cucumbers until I put them in the ground!

« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2011 11:25:30 AM »

cucumbers are simple in the container, the only problem is that i have to water at least once a day (twice if it is really hot).

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