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My Flower Pot Gardening Journey

Hi everyone! Welcome to week 5 of my flower pot gardening. It’s been five weeks since I officially started my natural gardening in flower pots journey, and I wanted to give you all an update on how things are going with my plants.

Week 5 of My Flower Pot Garden


Overall, I’m pleased with the progress and growth of my garden plants. One of the lettuce plants died, so pulled it out and threw it away. I then separated the other two lettuce plants, and put each in their own pot so they have more room to spread.

sweet bell peppers growing

I’m so excited about the tomato plants – they are both growing great. I also separated the tomato plants and put each one in it’s own pots too. Out of all the plants, the tomatoes are the biggest and tallest so far.

cherry tomatoes growing

The basil seems to be doing great. I separated the basil and spread it out into three pots so it has more room to grow. We have one little lonesome alfalfa sprout that seems to also be doing good. Who knew my flower pot gardening could be so fun? I love watching them grow and seeing the changes every few days. I can’t wait to use this gorgeous basil in some delicious recipes.


Week 5 of My Container Gardening In Flower Pots

kale growing in container garden

The peppers are perhaps the smallest of the plants growing so far. But they have grown over the last few weeks. I am thinking I am also going to separate these peppers this week too.


I am trying something new for the next few weeks. I met a girl that has big beautiful plants around here house. So I asked her what her trick was. She told me that she soaks banana peels in water and then feeds this water to her plants. So I will be trying this out over the next few weeks, but I am soaking all of my fruit ends and peels in the water.

My mom had a few tricks to help grow a big beautiful garden that produces lots of healthy food. One of her all-time favorite gardening tips was homemade compost.

For our homemade garden compost, it is a super simple composting method. All you have to do is save your egg shells, tea & coffee grains, potato peelings, and fruit and veggie leftovers in a large bowl, bucket, or container with a lid.

Save all of these ingredients up for about a week and then spread the compost mixture over the soil of your garden plants. Because this mixture is full of nutrients for your garden plants, it breaks down into the perfect garden food to grow beautiful, food-producing plants.

I hope you can benefit from my post and learn to grow your own beautiful flourishing garden full of healthy goodies. My goal is to help us all get healthier and get off all the toxin-filled foods at the grocery stores. It is time to get back to a better natural way of living, where we the people and our health come first always.

All in all, I can say that I’m thrilled with the progress of my natural gardening experiment for the fifth week. I can’t wait to see how my plants continue to grow and eventually give us some vegetables for our labor. Stay tuned for more updates!