Each year we try different things in our deck garden. This year we had lots of pots of spring greens (lettuce, mustard, arugula, collards and chard), then added various flowers, herbs such as basil, chives, parsley and cilantro, and finally, some tomatoes and something new for us - cucumbers.
Pictures always do better than words, so below are a sweep of our deck plants.
Top row shows the left-most part of the deck garden - tomato Arkansas Traveler in a 10 gallon pot, then some chard. Next are a selection of flowers and herbs, then a view of more small pots and the monster cucumber plants.
Second row - chard, aloe, dahlia and zinnia, then the corner with chives, arugula, lantana, chard and torenia, followed by the cucumber tree (I planted 4 seeds of Diva in a 10 gallon pot in mid May - this is the result - I am using twine tied to an 8 foot take to provide a ready-made trellis).
Third row - our first Diva (for tomorrow!), then three large potted cherry tomatoes - Tiny Tim Yellow on the left, Egg Yolk in the center and Lemon Drop on the right - then one of our female Hummers (we call this one Dippy Doo because she takes short microsecond drinks - dips constantly - unlike our other female, which we call Mrs. - she takes long drinks).