Container Garden Journal

by Fern on March 12, 2011

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We’ve been having a lot of fun here in container gardening land. In case you missed it, we’re having a grow along, a community container garden. I’ve also added a message board so that we can all discuss our container gardens and how they’re doing. There’s still plenty of time for you to join in. And I really hope you will, it has already been a lot of fun.

That’s just the start…

Win These Seeds!

Life on the Balcony is getting awfully close to 5,000 comments. I have had such an awesome time chatting with you all for the past two and a half years that I wanted to do something fun to commemorate the 5,000th comment. So, whoever it is will win this tomato starter kit from Seeds of Change. All you have to do is leave a comment. On this post. Or any other. Easy peasy!

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    Tatyana March 13, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I would love to win!


    Lara March 13, 2011 at 6:38 am

    LOVE this site. I have a small area that faces North and I live on the East Coasty of WI


    Fern March 14, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    What are you growing this year Lara?

    Barb R March 13, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I just love reading your blog, so much great and useful info for the home gardener. Would be fun to win.


    Annie Haven/Authentic Haven Brand March 13, 2011 at 7:14 am

    You have a great thing growing on I’m happy to share it Annie


    Rebecca March 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Hi Fern!
    Signed up for the message board today. I’m a novice gardener, so I’m looking forward to reading about everyone’s experiences with their community container gardens. Thanks for setting it up! Looking forward to getting started :)


    Fern March 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Congrats Rebecca! You’re #5000!!! I sent you an email. As soon as I get an address to mail your seeds off to, they’ll be on their way!

    Genevieve March 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Yay! Thanks for the shout-out. I’d love to win the tomato seedling kit! That looks extremely cool and I promise to share any tomatoes I get with my Mommy. :)
    I love Mike’s and Steve’s posts, too. I wish I’d been able to go to the Proven Winners event!


    Jen March 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for all the inspiration!


    Bren March 13, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I actually love all those new little starter kits… they make growing your own look so much fun! NOT TO MENTION… IT IS FUN!


    Tami March 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Newest follower here! I happened upon your little bloggity-blog when I was doing some quick Googling before heading out to our local nursery for some lavender. We just moved to Santa Monica and luckily have a (not so cute) patio. However it needs some serious help. Can’t think of anything better than some lovely plants to spruce the place up!


    Fern March 14, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Good luck with your new balcony Tami!

    Kerrie knox March 13, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I’ve never seen a kit like this. I did see some at Walmart similar that had Disney characters so I’m guessing they are NOT heirloom!


    Fern March 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Yeah…I’m thinking not. ;-)

    Debbie March 13, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Fern, have you grown heirloom tomatoes in a container? I would be interested in your favorite, I am hunting a few for my balcony.


    Fern March 15, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I have. My favorite from last year was ‘Japanese Black Trifele.’

    Gail Cooke March 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Oooh…these would go well with a potential new house :)


    meemsnyc March 13, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Wow, almost 5,000 comments! That is so awesome!


    Laura March 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Here a suggestion if you have a little bit of yard space for nearly free container garden. A few of my friends have put these in and we are growing lots of food!


    Jennie March 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    How, exciting, 5000 comments! Hope I’m the 5000th!


    Erin Wilson March 13, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I just started following your blog and absolutely love it, thanks for doing what you do!


    Zoe Bolz March 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

    In reading about your container gardening, I am enjoying and planning on adding more variety to my containers!
    I am ready for warmer days!


    Justine March 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats on your success! Loving this grow-along, too. I’ve already started my seeds, but might join in if I have the stamina to take on more.

    Speaking of garden journals, I’m big on planning & tracking my garden plans and progress. I sell handmade garden journals on Etsy, which you might find useful: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63208475/the-modern-gardener-garden-journal

    Happy gardening, friends!


    Fern March 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Cool! I’ll check out your garden journals right now.

    Candy Suter March 15, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Congratulations to Rebecca! As a new gardener these will be perfect. And congratulations to you for 5,000 comments. That is great!


    Rebecca March 15, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Ahhh!! Great news!

    What a treat— I’ll be sure to grow with lots of love. Thank you so much Fern and congrats on tipping over the 5,000 comment mark!


    Michelle March 21, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I am so looking forward to starting a balcony garden this spring! Just as soon as it stop snowing in Minnesota…


    Fern March 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Just think, in six months you’ll probably be looking forward to winter and the chance to rest!

    Mahes March 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I would love to win this. Absolutely love this site.


    Fern March 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Mahes–Unfortunately someone already won. :-)

    Laura Marron June 5, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I’m a bit of a late bloomer getting our patio garden started & it’s pretty small this year. But none-the-less, I’m so excited! And oh, how I would love to win these seeds for next years garden!


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