Rusty headboard trellis in vegetable garden with growing tips!

Learn how I use rusty vintage headboards for a garden trellis, plus loads of other garden growing tips! Click to learn more. #gardening #vegetables #flowers

 

Rusty headboard trellis in vegetable garden with growing tips!

Ever notice when you return after even a short summer vacation, that your garden looks like it’s gone crazy on you?

Love it when that happens! But boy it makes you move fast to keep up!

This post shares a mini before and after garden tour, plus some clever ideas on how to make your garden grow its very best!

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June

August

Water Tip

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Water tip – load your veggies with water daily and you’ll have the sweetest produce EVER. The lettuce is amazing this year. It’s so crispy and so perfect it looks fake.


Learn how this wheelbarrow was turned into a beautiful planter garden feature! Click for many other gardening tips also included! #gardening #gardentips #flowers

May – dreary.

Learn how this wheelbarrow was turned into a beautiful planter garden feature! Click for many other gardening tips also included! #gardening #gardentips #flowers

August – what wheelbarrow?

Flower planting tip

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Flower planting tip – stuff your planting areas silly so you get a grand overgrown type of explosion when your flowers are at their best.

Container planting tip – drill holes, then cover the holes with rocks before adding your soil to provide the best drainage possible.

Learn how this wheelbarrow was turned into a beautiful planter garden feature! Click for many other gardening tips also included! #gardening #gardentips #flowers

Shelter tip

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Shelter tip – try planting some flowers near something else that offers partial shade so your flowers survive the hottest part of summer, as well as protection from heavy rain.

The grapevine has made a big impact on how well this wheelbarrow gone mad is doing. I have to keep snapping new growth back, but it’s worth the tinkering. The planter looks amazing.


Learn how I used a vintage wagon wheel as a flower garden feature along with a wheelbarrow planter! Click for many other gardening tips included! #gardening #flowers #planters #gardenart

I added the old wagon wheel for a bit of extra junk appeal. πŸ™‚ Notice the status is being held upright by the handles from the wheelbarrow?

Learn how I use rusty vintage headboards for a garden trellis, plus loads of other garden growing tips! Click to learn more. #gardening #vegetables #flowers

Headboard trellis in vegetable garden

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Pea planting tip – snap peas are cool.. you get flowers first, then food! πŸ™‚

Did you know snap peas bloom before bringing you pods? I didn’t! What a bonus!

Learn how I use rusty vintage headboards for a garden trellis, plus loads of other garden growing tips! Click to learn more. #gardening #vegetables #flowers

Learn how I use rusty vintage headboards for a garden trellis, plus loads of other garden growing tips! Click to learn more. #gardening #vegetables #flowers

The peas went so crazy on me, I needed to borrow one of my old rusty headboards to hold them up!

Learn how I use rusty vintage headboards for a garden trellis, plus loads of other garden growing tips! Click to learn more. #gardening #vegetables #flowers

May ho hum.

Learn how I use rusty vintage headboards for a garden trellis, plus loads of other garden growing tips! Click to learn more. #gardening #vegetables #flowers

August awesomeness.

 

Isn’t it amazing? Headboard trellis in vegetable gardens is a good idea! They look cool and weather well! A trellis really offers a lot of height potential when your garden has no where else to go.


But not everything went flawless in the garden this year. My lovely row of deep garnet geraniums (below) simply stopped blooming. The green was gorgeous but the blooms went bye bye.

Annoyed, I started chemical feeding them with the plan on doing it once a week. And watched them daily to see if there would be progress.

Let’s fix this…

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Week one (above) – the entire bush was littered with the buds!

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Week 2-3 (above) – in full bloom! 

Holey chemical feed, this stuff really works! 

Flower blooming tip

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Flower blooming tip – keep those pretty blooms booming with chemical feeder once a week.  (I used Miracle Grow, mix granules with water)

My sweet neighbour Kenny watered all these flowers and veggies while we were camping. I’m paying him back with some chocolate bars and gum. Don’t kids take the coolest payment ever? πŸ™‚

How’s your own garden progressing? 
How do you keep your flowers blooming?

 

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33 thoughts on “Rusty headboard trellis in vegetable garden with growing tips!

  1. Oooh! I love the before and after pictures of your garden. The wheel barrow looks awesome.

    For fertilizer, I discovered Fert-i-lome Blooming and Rooting Soluble Plant food. The make-up is 9-59-8. I asked at our local garden nursery that always has a beautiful entire wall of cascading callibrachoa every year. I asked them what they used. They recommended using this fertilizer once every 3 weeks. On the other weeks, use Miracle Grow…. works really well!

    Dead head like crazy and your flowers will bloom even more. Those are my little tips!

  2. Those of us with the black gopher…line your planting beds with chicken wire (sides and bottoms). This will keep them from eating your entire garden!!
    Great picks of before and after!
    I too love the wheelbarrow!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  3. Your garden is lovely. I like the old iron bed it looks like a garden gate. My flowers have really struggled through this heat, but there is always the fall.

    hugs
    Sissie

  4. Great advise! I just returned after 2 weeks with no one watering. I lost a few but a lot are just overgrown. I do need to feed them. You have encouraged me.
    Thanks!
    KarenSue

  5. Love the gardens! My veggie garden is going crazy! I have gotten 30 or so cukes so far and more are popping up! I mean how many ways can you prepare a cuke?

    I do have a gardening tip for those with Japanese beetles. Go to the grocery store and get a bulb of garlic. Break it apart into cloves and plant one clove at the base of the plant the bugs are eating. They will leave the plant alone and you will grow garlic also! It looks like a tall spike so I put it in the back of the plant where it is hidden.

  6. These are wonderful garden tips! I see such a huge difference when I feed my flowers and vegetables.
    Your gardens are lovely! You must keep up after the weeds as well.
    I am so imspired by your garden post! Now off to the front porch to feed my hanging plants!
    Yvonne

  7. Hi Donna, what kind of plant is that tiny ivy growing in your wheelbarrow? I have huge English ivy growing in our backyard that we are trying to get rid of, but I’d love the look of those tiny leaves cascading down from a small planter. Thanks, and your plants look beautiful!

    These pics make me dream of the day I can stop working so hard on the inside and start working on the yard (we just recently installed carpet, so we’re a few months away from being able to focus on anything other than basic floor reno).

  8. Everything looks great. Peas here are done, they were nuts…now the cabbage is bigger than my head and the pole beans are an easy 7 or 8 feet tall! It is so fun to take photos throughout the season, everything grows so fast!

  9. HOLY GREEN THUMB! WOW you ROCK the garden! I’m in love with your photos!
    I received a blog award yesterday and I’d like to pass it on to you as well! I know everyone is busy so if you don’t have time to do it that’s fine I just wanted you to know that I HEART your blog! It’s called A BLOG OF SUBSTANCE AWARD, and it’s on my blog if you want to check it out!

  10. DEADHEAD, DEADHEAD, DEADHEAD, and I am not talking about the Grateful Dead followers! My grandma taught me to deadhead(remove faded blooms) from your flowers and they will keep blooming and bloom more. I agree about the water, I traded a neighbor her time for mine. It’s good to have good neighbors:)

  11. Everything is burning up here and the rabbits are digging up the flowers. So, things are not going very well in the garden department. I just stepped outside and I think their is a snake in a flower pot that is sitting on a chair – oh my!

  12. I’d post photos of my garden but I would be horribly embarrased. It did so terrible this year. I have whined and whined about it: how chickweedy and sparse things grew. Is that green rhubarb I see? DO you do anything with it?

  13. Yep…#25 Super Mom and me are in the same boat of fire…I have to check my mail to make sure I’m still on earth…think’n this could be close to Hades πŸ™‚ But seriously, the succulents are doing great this year. Grass is green for maybe another week…flowers have pooped out, just too dang hot in Texas.

  14. Hi!
    I finally got an old wheelbarrow to do one like yours. But could you please tell me what type of plants you planted in your wheelbarrow???
    Thank you!
    Alicia
    alicia9265 (at) hotmail.com

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