Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring 2013: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Well, spring is here and well under way. I'd say it is time to start sharing some of my favorite spring into summer ideas.

Remember two years when I started my square foot garden? It has been a great success for a garden in a small space for little money. I even found a great step by step at Frugal Dad if you'd like to try this year.

Unfortunately, in my new living space, I have even more limited growing area. This year I have gone with container gardening. This can literally be done most anywhere... porches, lawns, rooftops, driveways... Fortunately, I do have s great sunny space next to my front steps:

Container growing is super-easy. You just want light colored containers with good drainage holes (dark attract too much heat), a good soil (Peat-based mixes, containing peat and vermiculite are great and hold water well), and you will need to keep them watered frequently. Here is a great resource for container gardening specific vegetables.

This year we will be trying strawberries, cucumbers, carrots, brussels sprouts, TONS of sweet basil, thyme, rosemary and broccoli.

What are you growing this year? And what method do you use?


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  2. I find container gardening to be very much interesting. Growing vegetables in containers is an easy way to experience the flavor and freshness of home-grown vegetables.