Let me introduce myself.
Not new to gardening, but new to container gardening.
I was inspired by my fathers garden while visiting Fathers Day. I started my own container garden. I use 5 gal buckets with good potting mix and drainage. I started seeds in 6 buckets and bought 3 heat resistant plants from BBS. I also planted two eggplants.
Seed were Honey Delight, Patio Princess, Big Bush Patio, and SS 100 cherry. The transplants were Solar Fire and Florida 91.
I live in SE Texas. I am watering twice daily as is is dry, hot, and the buckets are sitting on concrete.
The three transplants are loaded with blooms. The seedlings are all about 8-10" tall and have been thinned to one per bucket. I started the seeds in the buckets and added PM to the buckets to mimic deep planting.
I love my little garden and no weeding. I love the site and cannot believe how the internet has changed gardening. Next year I am already planning SW buckets.