dawnblogtopus container gardening

Let’s Talk Container Gardening

dawnblogtopus container gardeningI’ve never had much of a green thumb. However, container gardening is supposed to be much easier than classic gardening. Let’s take a look.

Growing your own vegetables is can save you money, trips to the store, and who doesn’t love fresh veggies in the summer? Well. My oldest son, maybe, but he’s always been a weird kid. All you really need to get started is a bag (or a few bags) of soil, a container, and a few plants. You will also need some supplies, but you might already have some of them around the house, such as a small shovel, watering can, etc.

I know that a lot of people don’t have a yard or tons of space for a garden, that’s why container gardening is so great. You can let your amount of space determine what type of container you use, and what sorts of things that you grow. If you have a large deck or space in your yard you might want to get a larger container such as large stand-alone planter boxes, or I have even seen people use old kiddie swimming pools, sandboxes, or wheelbarrows as a container.

Personally, I like to use a HUGE ceramic pot for my tomatoes. I have it on my deck, and it looks nice, kind of like a cross between a garden and a piece of art. You can get a medium-sized ceramic planter for around $30-40 at Lowes. I went with the bigger one because I put in 3 tomato plants at a time. My daughter and I are both crazy about tomatoes, so 1 plant just won’t do for us. Though if you live in a place where you don’t have a lot of room, just work with what you have.


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What Can You Grow in a Container?

There are plenty of other things that you can grow in a container other than tomatoes. Here are some to try:

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Eggplant
  • Basil
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Herbs
  • Spinach
  • Chard

You can grow large assortments of flowers in containers, too, of course! Just be sure to keep flowers together according to how much sun/water they need to thrive.

Thanks for Reading

I hope that you found this article on container gardening helpful! It’s not too late to get things started for this year, work on it this weekend and you’ll be eating delicious and healthy fresh veggies in no time.

Love, DawnBlogtopus

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13 Comments

  • MamaSavesALot

    May 3, 2017

    My favorite is Roma Tomatoes. They are the perfect size for 1 person. I love to put them on my sandwich or chop them up on my tacos. There is nothing like going out to the backyard and picking some lettuce and tomatoes. I have a 4×4 plot and I love it. I have not done containers, but I would love to try strawberries in a pot. Pretty and delish!

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 3, 2017

      Muummm I love Roma tomatoes, too. They are so tasty. My daughter will just eat one like an apple 😛 Thanks for stopping by, Miss MamaSavesALot.com

  • karen

    May 3, 2017

    We are just now trying desperately to grow a bean plant. 5 year old is a bit discouraged so hoping there will be a sign of life in the next few days. Gardening is tricky in this get-it-now society. Nothing grows with a simple ! Would love to see pictures of your latest project.

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 3, 2017

      I didn’t know that you had a 5 year old, too! Is he is Kindergarten or does he have a late birthday? I’ll post an update if anything actually grows! Wish me luck LOL

  • Beauty by Sarah

    May 3, 2017

    This is actually really helpfull! Love it! And I’m LOVING the logo and this background I see when I’m on this post – the colorful scales. It all looks SO nice and super chic! Great xoxo

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 3, 2017

      Thank you so much, Sarah! The mermaid scales were a tiny little square and I made a bunch of them and stitched them together in GIMP 🙂 Thanks for noticing!

  • zoeyvaluated

    May 4, 2017

    Some of my most precious memories from childhood are of me and my dad growing tomatoes together in the backyard. We had so much fun and those things were delicious! Still think of it whenever I eat a tomato 🙂 Thanks for this post, super helpful and reminded me of my happy place ♡ hehe

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 9, 2017

      You should totally do some tomatoes this year! Just one plant and delicious salads all summer 🙂

  • athomefeelin

    May 4, 2017

    I love all types of gardening! Container gardening is awesome because you can rearrange them too.

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 9, 2017

      Good point! If you put them in smaller containers you can move them where ever the sun happens to be, and get them out of the way if you need the room. Thanks for stopping by!

  • highheelsandhomework2017

    May 8, 2017

    We used to do cherry tomatoes and basil…but when we moved in with my MIL, we had to stop. She won’t let us plant anything here…smh! I can’t wait until we get our own place and I can plant everything everywhere!

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 9, 2017

      That’s just so strange! I wonder why she doesn’t like fresh fruits and veggies? So much cheaper than at the store. Well, you’ll have your garden back eventually. Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    May 15, 2017

    We tried to plant an allotment patch at the end of our garden last year but the local cats decided to use it as a toilet constantly so we have abandoned it this year and sticking to pots!

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