This is a first for me! I haven’t had a vegetable garden as an adult, I have had a few pots of basil and rosemary and tons of flowers, but not squash, lavender, peppers, lettuce, or tomatoes.
I have been planning, and thinking this is an experiment this summer but thought you might want to take this journey with me, whether is turns out good or bad I promise to keep you updated. I have a patio with southern exposure and it needs some color, so I have gathered, pots, lattice, dirt and strategic shelving.
From what I have read, vegetable seeds need about 4-5 weeks to sprout before planning outside. In Denver we don’t typically plant flowers or anything until after Mother’s Day and if we think there might be one more freeze, we wait until that has passed as well.
All of the seedlings along with tomato plants and flowers that will be purchased later will be planted in pots of some sort since I do not have a yard. My neighbor has offered to help with watering since I plan on being in and out of town this summer. We started composting in January, and have seen awesome progress especially in the past couple weeks and we hope to use some of this dirt for our flowers or vegetables. That has been a fun experiment as well. We’ll see how ready it is in a month when we get going outside. We are as prepared as we can be for drought conditions and plan on making the best of it, we do not have an automatic irrigation/sprinkler system, we will be watering by hand.
There are many yards in my neighborhood with gardens and we have a many Denver Urban Gardens in the metro area, so that leads me to believe that plants will grow. Now it is just up to me to make it happen on my patio. Wish me luck!