My Winter Container Gardening Ended In December

Posted on Jan 4 2010 - 5:36am by Mike Lieberman

My fire escape container garden did not make it through the first big snowfall of the season.

Once the snow cleared up a little, and I was able to check things out. The small plastic greenhouse was sunken in because of the snow. When I took the cover off, the red peppers and kales were dead. Luckily I was able to get one last harvest out of the kale a few weeks back.

Unfortunately, I hesitated on the cherry tomatoes and they died.

The tops of the miniature greenhouses were nearly all blown off and one of the hanging soda bottle planters looked like it was growing snow.

Now that everything is done I’ll be able to look back on my first season of gardening and see all of the lessons that I learned. I’ll have to clear off the fire escape and get ready for the spring.

What advice do you have for me for the 2010 season?


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