2014 Season, Five Points Denver, Colorado

While living in Denver we had a dog run along a south facing wall. My second growing season was much more successful than the first. I used recycled food service buckets to hold organic tomatoes, chiles, eggplant, summer squash, greens and herbs. Sowing directly into ground, I created wildflower and sunflower beds to attract pollinators.  I mixed organic potting soil and organic compost with coconut core peat moss and rock dust to fill my containers. I used an organic fertilizer called Ocean Solution.

October / End of season

This Matt’s Wild Cherry tomato plant broke through the bottom of it’s mayo bucket and kept producing great tomatoes until Halloween.









Saving seeds



Harvested: eggplant, shishito chiles, herbs, greens & tomatoes

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A Nice little harvest of Green Onions, Japanese Eggplant, Heirloom Tomatoesand Thai Bird Chiles.


Wild flowers & Sunflowers to attract pollinators.

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Another nice Harvest of Red Dandelion, Tomatoes, Thai Basil & Mint



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Spring & Summer 2013, Five Points Denver, Colorado

The 2013 season was my first year gardening in Denver. The dog run next to our triplex had seen better days but it didn’t take that much work to clean it up. I planted a variety of seeds on the hanging buckets. The herbs and greens did best. Pollinators didn’t really come to the garden, so the fruiting plants didn’t produce well. I got lot’s of complements of the “bucket garden” though.

Muffin Bucket Greens   Garden Gate 

Early SeasonAll in a day's work Workin!