Growing vegetables in containers is easy, especially for beginners! Here, you’ll learn the 5 best container vegetables for beginning gardeners, planting instructions, and recipes for your harvest.
Are you a beginning gardener? New to ideas like crop rotation and plant thinning? Don’t worry–vegetable gardening doesn’t have to be a chore.
Even if you only have an apartment patio, you can grow your own vegetables in pots or containers. There’s no comparison in flavor, and a $3 packet of seeds will give you plants for several years.
Growing vegetables in containers is an easy way to enjoy fresh food without the hassles of pulling weeds or tilling the soil. All you need is a pot, good soil, and sun!
Here are the 5 best container vegetables for beginning gardeners. They’re all easy to start from seed and will grow happily in pots on your patio, driveway, next to your pool…wherever they fit.
Container Gardening Tips
- Be sure you’re planting at the right time with a customized vegetable planting schedule.
- If outdoor cats are getting into your garden containers, here are some ways to keep them out.
- Don’t use regular garden soil in your containers. A good commercial potting mix will give consistent drainage, is free of weeds and pests, and has lots of nutrients. I like this variety but for heaven’s sake, buy it locally.
- Once a month, apply diluted fertilizer to the containers. I use this, although it’s a little stinky.
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