Potting Flowers and Growing Tomatoes On The Deck
Yesterday was a glorious weather day. Sunshine, bluest of blue skies, mild temperature.
It was the perfect day to pot up some plants I bought last week, at Cherry Hill Orchard, but first I need a few pots for my tomatoes, and I needed potting soil. Rachel and I headed out to Christmas Tree Shops for the pots.
Then to Ken's Gardens for the potting soil I like.
I planted the tomatoes in the new pots, and did a companion planting of Nasturtium Alaska Mix. I like the nasturtium more than marigolds, and they do a good job repeling bugs.
I decided to give tomato growing a try this year, but knew I'd need to do it on the deck so that the chickens couldn't get to them. I'm hoping they grow well!
For my summer look on the deck, I also wanted some pretty flowers in pots. I love red, and I've also done red, white, and blue on the deck the last few years.
So I went with Calliope (large, dark red) Geraniums, Techno Heat (electric blue) Lobelia, Endurascape (white) Verbena.
I made another pot with the same geranium, but did Megacopa (bacopa white), and Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime (sweet potato vine) in it.
After I potted it I placed this pot on the deck railing near the stairs.
Now, I just need to remember to give the a regular drink, if we don't get rain.
We're ready for summer!