My name is Wema Mojar from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. We have an abandoned pool that has turned into an eyesore so I turned it into a classic little garden using old pots, some trash bags, and other inexpensive materials.
I startedmost vegetables from seedlings that I grew in my mini greenhouse. I combined flowers, leaves and vegetables in different containers and they turned out awesome!
Magenta Petunias (petunia hybrida, annual), purple verbena (Verbena Hybrid, annual) and orange nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus, annual) provide a lot of color and beauty, behind which productive vegetables grow.
Every room is filled with plants and Wema shows that you don’t have to spend a lot of money for such a garden. A little string and a few holes turned these plastic pots into hanging baskets.
And the vegetables are happy too! This tomato plant will definitely thrive. Many vegetables are great when grown in containers, making all types of spaces into potential gardens.
The developing tomatoes thrive in their container house.
Stringing many containers together is a great way to give the look of a sunken garden bed on a concrete slab.
Almost anything can be used as a planter, as long as it holds soil and you can place drainage holes in it. These green beans thrive in a trash bag!
Nasturtiums are beautiful and produce edible flowers and leaves that can be added to salads.
Even more happy plants, two of which will grow in the most practical container imaginable – a bag of potting soil!
Delicious, nutritious green as far as the eye can see.
Here’s a final reminder that you don’t need expensive pots or plants to turn a room into a beautiful, productive garden.
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