All other jokes pail in comparison to that title, dear reader. It really paints a pitcher, a really great vessel to get my point across….Hey! Get back here, I’m just starting, but I’ll stop with the bucket jokes. Now being an astute blogger I can foresee your thoughts: You’re wondering what buckets are doing on a food blog, right? Well, you obviously haven’t been here before. Because nyah and nyah and further to that: nyah! You could say that this blog as a history with buckets, you could also say that I’m becoming slightly unhinged, but I do have a purpose today. A little update to share with any fellow bucket admirers. A little lesson for the new comers: I buried bottomless buckets to contain roses and to allow me to mat around them to prevent weeds. I had no idea at the time if it’d even work.
So, as you can see, it worked! The roses grew wonderfully. There was another purpose in having the roses raised a little: Weeding, or the ease of weeding and, yes, the weeding is far easier. We have a terrible garter weed problem and thanks to the buckets you can find the bottom of a rose easier and remove it from the base rather than pulling and damaging the plant. Thanks to the matting around them as well there’s even less places for the weeds to appear and they’re much more manageable now. So, I can say that this is a great way to keep your plants happy and healthy. I have multiple sunken containers all over the garden and each is really handy. It’s a similar idea to a raised bed, but by having each separate you can feed individual plants and avoid feeding weeds or over feeding other plants. So to surmise: Goofy idea works. A lot of the buckets used were free, though I bought cheap black ones for the aesthetic in the rose garden. I just thought I’d share an update as it’s always a pain when you see a great idea but there’s no proof of it working. That isn’t Jack’s way. Okay, that’s that. Tomorrow I hope to be making a batch of Cinnamon and Dark Opal Basil Pesto. Strong cinnamon meets delicate clove flavour. See you soon.