Vegetable Containers (Barrel-O-Watermelons)

Having just finished a Black Gold garden blog about successful vegetable gardening in containers, I feel the need to brag about my beautiful pot-o-watermelons. My daughter wanted watermelons, so we filled a big half-barrel-sized pot with potting soil, added lots of food, and planted our seedlings. My oldest followed up by sticking sprouted potatoes in the pot and I threw in an extra pepper that I had on hand. The result has been grand. Each plant is doing well, and the 'Little Baby Flower' watermelon has lots of little fruits, and the potatoes are literally erupting from the pot. The girls are overjoyed!

 Watermelons growing from our half-barrel pot. Potatoes are growing on the other side.

Watermelons growing from our half-barrel pot. Potatoes are growing on the other side.