Warning, this post is very picture heavy!
We are having pretty decent success with our container garden this year. We have quite a variety of things: cherry and heirloom Mr. Stripey tomatoes, snow peas, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, parsley (or is it cilantro?), bell peppers, Japanese eggplants, cucumbers, Serrano peppers, Anaheim peppers, sweet peas, and beets.
These are Scented Streamer sweet peas that we bought a packet of seeds of at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad last year. They smell amazing! They were definitely late bloomers, these are the first flowers since they were planted in like February in our big trough. All of the seeds sprouted but only one or two of them actually grew :( I'm hoping things are looking up now!
I think these Japanese eggplants are so neat! They have spikes in the middle of the leaves, how weird is that? Plus, these things are pretty much a miracle since we tried to grow black beauty eggplants last year and those always blossomed but never fruited.
And these are our awesome handmade wooden troughs! Sweet peas in the left and beets on the right. Each trough is made out of one long board that was cut into four pieces, it's about 4 feet long so it holds a ton of dirt. We just screwed the boards onto the sides using long wood screws and at the same time learned the importance of drilling pilot holes :)