Are you looking for container garden plans, tips, and designs for vegetable gardening in small spaces?
You have come to the best place to learn how to plant a vegetable garden in containers!
We have also created a short video to help inspire some container ideas to help you get started.
Every gardener wants to give his or her plants as much of a head start as possible, while saving money at the same time.
This is what makes following traditional vegetable gardening tips so invaluable. We have container garden ideas to share that are designed to save considerable energy and keep more green in your pockets.
Wicker baskets are excellent lightweight containers.
Line the inside with moss or plastic bags to retain moisture.
Old barrels make great tubs for growing potatoes or strawberries, especially in limited space vegetable gardens.
If you are searching for plant containers, there are many recyclable shabby chic options available.
Since metal conducts heat and cold efficiently, plants in metal containers could burn in summer and freeze during winter.
After ensuring adequate drainage, line the container with plastic such as bubble wrap to insulate the roots from being burned.
Clay and ceramic pots are often used in container gardens. At the end of the garden season, be sure to empty the pots for storage to prevent freezing and cracking during the cold winter months.
Vegetable plants growing in a container garden cannot get everything they need from the soil, so feed them regularly with liquid fertilizer.
It should come to no surprise what a critical chore watering is in the vegetable garden as plants are composed of about 90 percent water.
There is an old saying that goes, "tomatoes and cucumbers need water quite warm". Many gardeners still follow this practical advice. Some believe that all plants should never be watered with very cold water because it is a shock to their system.
• When using recycled pots for your container garden, wash them out in a bath of nine parts water to one part bleach. This will sterilize the pots and prevent plant diseases from spreading.
Basically, almost any vegetable can be grown in a container garden.
Even watermelons can be successfully cultivated on sunny decks in redwood boxes.
Each box measuring 18 inches by 14 inches and 16 inches deep could hold melon plants.
Every time the plants are watered, add a half teaspoon of 20-20-20 fertilizer to a gallon of water.
Tomatoes are well suited to growing in containers.
A tomato plant of standard sized variety will need several gallons of potting soil.
The small-fruited varieties such as cherry tomatoes, are sometimes grown in hanging baskets. An 8 to 10 inch pot would be about the right size for the smaller tomatoes.
Eggplant and peppers are also good container garden plants.
If you have ample space for a good-sized planter, they are an efficient way to have your vegetables and eat them too! Planters are excellent container garden ideas for growing a miniature vegetable garden.