I’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.
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:
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.