If you read my blogs from this time last year you saw how I decided to utilize my patio area and create a container garden for veggies in and among my flowers and succulents. I even had a hanging strawberry plant. You can read all about it in: Container Gardens Part I – Basics.
It was a big learning curve for me since I’ve only had in-the-ground large gardens in the Mid-West, a totally different climate. I had some failures and lots of success stories with the containers and learned a ton, which you can read about in: Container Gardens Part II – Lessons Learned.
What I wanted to share today is the fact that there are all kinds of rolling containers on the market that you can make use of to create a small garden for yourself. Here’s a cool place called My Pots and Planters that has a lovely variety of rolling containers of all sizes and designs. And of course, you can create your own rolling container with some ingenuity and elbow grease. This is the one I discovered at Home Depot last spring. I loved it so much I bought a second one. I am already planning on how to make use of them again this spring.
The cool aspect of this one (besides the fact I can easily roll it around) is the fact it has a water reservoir built into it. The water is slowly absorbed into the soil for the growing roots. It’s especially nice for when you’re going to be gone on a trip. It only took me a few minutes to assemble and lay in the black grid you see in this photo. Then you add the soil. Once the plants are transplanted, you pour water into the water tube and it fills the water storage. If you accidentally fill it too full, it has a spill-way for the excess. Pretty cool, eh?
Here are some photos of my garden last spring.