We built the deck box in April and planted a few things. By May everything was looking really good and we were confident that the placement of the box next to the deck was the best spot in our yard for the peppers and tomatoes.
Here’s what it looked like this week…
Out of control!
The tomatoes are growing fantastically well, but because they are indeterminate, they are also growing out at odd angles and generally encroaching on everything else. We have quite a few baby peppers and I’ve had to give the parsley a haircut several times.
I plan on making pesto this weekend before the basil starts bolting. I’m not sure how well the baby carrots are doing because we weren’t here for a week and it didn’t rain that much, so they might be a bust.
Overall, I’m really happy with the deck box, but next year… one tomato plant will be plenty!