Fortunately, all our crops match within the containers, though we anticipate them to be overflowing on the finish of summer season. The tender, freshly blended soil made all the things straightforward to plant, however getting the tomato cage’s backside prongs via 4 layers of paper baggage was a problem. We actually needed to push and wrestle to pressure them via. Understanding this now, we would have opted for a special sort of tomato assist. It was additionally very sunny and heat once we planted, so all the things appeared a bit droopy after planting. Nonetheless, after they recover from the shock of transplanting, they need to perk up. Subsequent time, doing this on a cooler day within the shade would work greatest.
Whereas they’re useful, the livestock mineral tubs aren’t precisely fairly – a far cry from our dreamy raised beds and pebble paths – however we may add some paint and sealant if we’re ever feeling artistic. For now, they appear to serve their objective properly and are undoubtedly sturdy sufficient for the job. It was additionally straightforward to arrange them, and we managed to fill two giant containers with soil and crops for round $35. We anticipate these planters to final so long as we wish to use them. After attempting out this venture, we’re eagerly anticipating these first tasty tomatoes.