bathtub garden?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by arabookworm, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. arabookworm

    arabookworm Songster

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I have been thinking of planting a small organic garden, but almost all of our land is wooded, so I don't know if it would get enough sun. so I have been considering other options for gardening, which brings me to my question.

    so i heard recently that some people who don't have the land for a proper garden have been using odd containers for their gardens. like bathtubs. and so I wanted to know, if you had to find a container to put a garden in, what would you use? where would you get it? what would you plant in it? where would you put it?
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:I have room and we have a large garden but.....I am using all i have this year so.....I have a kiddie pool that I used for our ducks but since they are gone, it will be a small garden, I am also using a bathtub, a washtub, a smaller wash tub, and all flawer containers that I can use.

    Just thought this info may help
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    here is my bathtub garden for my Carrots.....I have Brussel Sprouts planted there right now [​IMG]


    Here is my kiddie pool garden with 2 cabbage plants for now


    So go ahead and get that bathtub filled.....with dirt of course LOL
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2010
  4. Partyfowl

    Partyfowl Songster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    I have seen a lot of people lately giving away free bathtubs on craigslist. I would just make sure you have proper drainage. The fun thing with a container is you can cover it and make a "hop house" and start thing early and grow later.
  5. eastbaychicks

    eastbaychicks Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    You'd be surprised how many plants will tolerate the shade. Like all kinds of peas and beans will, lettuce will, I think even zucchini. If you have a nice nursrey around you could call them and ask. I know mine had a newsletter with a story on it, but I can't find it with an email search. Go for it!
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:Oh, yes.....proper drainage is a must!! What I did in the bathtub is I found a rock that covered, but didn't close up the hole so the dirt would clog it up during a hard rain or something. I did the same thing with the pool. Also I have the tub in a shaded area so when the sun is at its hottest point it will be shaded and won't heat up the plant so much that it kills them.

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