Last year, my son who is a custom motorcycle painter, made me a couple of bucket planters. He painted them green, with red tomatoes on them. He put the holes for the plants on the sides and drilled drain holes on the bottom, and left the top off so the rain could get in, also made watering easy. They did great!!
On a different note. a couple weeks ago, a BYCer here on this thread, contacted me. He had gotten chicks, and one turned out to be a roo. A black Jersey Giant roo, he could not keep as he lives in the city limits. He gave him to us. Well, litter "Chatter" is just the best addition to our flock!!! He loves to be held, snuggles with us, AND he never ever, stops talking!! hence the name!! If he sees us, and if we don't take him out of his cage, he just pitches a fit!!
And, lastly, a week ago, my husband brought home 8 hens he bought off of CL. A pretty mottly looking crew, most had few feathers left on their backs. They now have free range of the back yard no roos allowed!! One is particually sweet, named Sugar. She developed crop impactment. We had not dealt with this before. But between this site, and Google, and a friend of a friend who takes care of rescued/injured birds of all kinds, Sugar seems to be improving!! But, getting her to drink warm water and warm tea is a bit of a challenge!!
Time for bed,
Originally Posted by NCnarrator
We finally got our tomato plants put up today - we use upside-down planters because for some reason, everything I plant in the ground dies. We couldn't find all of our planters, though. I'm guessing we may have left them behind when we moved last year. Instead of buying more (because I'm completely cheap), we made some out of some buckets we had. Turned out pretty good...and I'm excited to see how the tomato plants do this year.