this "container" below filled with leaf lettuce. It's a construction-grade wheelbarrow picked up at a local estate
sale for 25 bucks.
light sanding, priming and painting with Rustoleum--a deep aubergine--fancy
name for eggplant, we drilled drainage holes in the
bottom, filled it with a layer of woodchips and topped it off with a deep layer of compost and potting mix. A few packets
of leaf lettuce provided many salads from April through June.
Once the lettuce is finished, out it comes and in goes sage, rosemary, thyme
and other herbs. Because the metal gets quite hot in summer, the herbs are planted well away from the edge so their
roots don't overheat.
A Planting Plan for the Mini-Potager