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Garden in a pool!


A while ago I wrote about buying 6 small plastic pools for $6 to use for growing vegies.

So after drilling 1/2 inch holes every 6 inches around the base I filled them with my soil mix and planted them with my seedlings.

12 plants per pool for peppers and basil and eggplants. I have 3 different peppers, Jalapeno, Cayenne and Poblano plus the big eggplant variety called Imperial Black Beauty. I have yet to plant two pools. Into one I will put 6 Tomatillo Verde plants, they need a little more warmth before I put them out. And for those who know me in the last pool….yes I am trying orange watermelons again….hopefully with more success this year!
Everything is covered with row cover for now until they get a little bigger and to keep out insects for a while!

I hope this cheap way of gardening is a success!

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brilliant wohilibulli they will look great filled with veggies , very cheap raised beds ,

23 Apr, 2009


Clever idea, Wohlibuli ~
Cool pools :o)

23 Apr, 2009


Clever idea Wohibuli. My daughter has re-used a free-standing pond she had in this way. Some people have great imaginations!!

23 Apr, 2009


Why didn't I think of that? I wanted raised beds and I moved the unused pool to make way for one - dumb eh!

23 Apr, 2009


what a great idea Wohlibuli, mind if i pinch your idea : )

23 Apr, 2009


Go right ahead, Daff. (I snitched it from an article I saw about urban gardening!) : )

23 Apr, 2009


Brilliant idea

23 Apr, 2009


It's a good idea. I hope you have success with the vegies :o)

23 Apr, 2009


this is a really good idea- sorry Jamie(grandson) I have a new use for the paddling pool!

24 Apr, 2009


Fantastic idea Wohilibuli - and good to see the seedlings showing now. My peppers are coming on but still in the little green house at the moment. Its my first time with them so am excited to see if I will harvest any!!!

25 Apr, 2009


Hope you have success MzG,
Peppers are easy to grow as long as they get lots of light and heat. Last year I had 5 each of Cayenne and Jalapeno and had gallon size bags in the freezer until last week. This year I am going with 12 each, maybe then they will last through until the next harvest!
Good luck! : )

25 Apr, 2009


Well, Wohli, you certainly "pooled" your resources, without "sinking" into debt! Gr8 idea, Good Luck with your fabulous chillis this year. :-)

26 Apr, 2009


Thank you all, Just trying to think outside the box a little. Can't say it was an original idea, but it was a great find! Everything is doing good, a couple more weeks and the row cover will have to come off, they are getting a little too big for it.

8 May, 2009

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