It’s been an off week for me in the garden. Life has been busy, so I have tried to do my best to stay on top of issues going on in the garden, but I am behind to say the least. I have runner beans (Peas) and Okra to get started along with more kale and lettuce to plant as well.
I did not come on here to write about all of that granted those are some of the things I need to get done in the garden. What I really came on here to do was to just slightly vent yet be proactive about venting because I know I don’t have all the answers. I am about doing what works best for me, and you doing what works best for you in your garden.
I have been using gravel and bamboo to layer the bottom of the containers I have. Both the gravel method and the bamboo method I am using are working well for me so I went to look up what else to use in the bottom of each container as I am out of gravel at the moment. While looking, I stumbled upon this article “Should I Put Gravel in the Bottom of My Container Gardens” by Kerry Michaels a container garden expert. Her answer to that question was just an emphatic “NO.” The reasons why she said “No” made sense but the article made me feel like I didn’t know what I was doing or as if I had done everything wrong. I then went out to the garden and looked at all of the success and felt better because everything is going well and I know I did everything right. All of my containers are draining properly, and there are no issues at all which is a major plus for sure!
Read my Container preparation post from last month to see how I set up each container. No one is an expert in gardening. If they were, they would be God, after all, He created all things that we love to grow. As with any project we take on, gardening is a ” learn as you go ” process meaning once you find something that works for you, you continue with it and you do it well, then share it with others. We all want to know what you did to achieve your success in your garden because that is how we learn… we learn from each other.
Thanks everyone for reading this and for allowing me to vent. I had to get this off my chest. Now back to doing what I love: Gardening