cc3I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was working on my container garden. Well, over the long holiday weekend, I finally transferred my little seedlings into containers and moved them outside.

I started with the containers. I looked around and decided that why spend money on expensive decorative containers when I could get some perfectly fine containers at Dollar Tree for a dollar each?

I found these great Multipurpose Rope Handle 2.5 gallon Buckets (above right) and bought eight of them.

cc1Next, I bought several bags of Miracle-Gro Flower and Vegetable Garden Soil (right) from Lowes. I filled the buckets with the soil and then transferred my little seedlings into the soil.

My mix of plants this year includes: a few varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, basil and peppermint.

When I realized that I had more plants than buckets, I high-tailed it back to Dollar Tree and bought ten Red Plastic Buckets with Handles which I filled with the soil and my remaining plants.

In addition to my vegetable plants, I also filled several containers with some lovely annuals to add some to my garden.

Now I just need to make sure the plants received enough sun and water and try to protect them from become lunch for all the rabbits that enjoy dining in my yard.