Container gardening made easy

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Houseplants cower in fear when I come near, but somehow I am able to keep vegetable plants alive.  Maybe it’s because Mother Nature helps me out with rain.  Gardening is my favorite summertime activity.  Seeing my husband enjoy a tomato sandwich made from homegrown ‘maters warms my heart.  My kids love zucchini when it’s baked into sweet bread.  Our garden always produces more than we can eat, so we love to share the bounty with neighbors and friends.  Like I said, I’m not a natural green thumb.  So, my secret is this: Container gardening.

I’ve experimented with many types of containers for a variety of plants. Smart pots were good for my potatoes, but they required more maintenance than I was willing to put in.    This year, I’m going to upcycle some boxes for greens…..will update to let you know how it goes!  By far, my most successful gardening venture has been the EarthBox.  I think the reason it works so well for me is that I don’t have to worry about the watering factor.  The special reservoir does it all. I just fill it up ’til the water pours out of the spout!

There’s a similar product available called the Grow Box. I might order a few this year to give the different design a try.   Alternately, it might work to just purchase the patch for the top and use it on my current Earthboxes.

I’m also interested in trying some of the new technology related to indoor growing, too.  An herb garden that could sit on my windowless kitchen counter would be so handy.  I’ve been using the Jedi mind trick to convince my husband that we could cut down on trash bag usage if we used a compost bin.  There’s so much to try in the wide world of gardening!

If you haven’t had the satisfaction of pulling plants from your garden to use in your kitchen a few minutes later, I strongly encourage you to give it a try.  Starting with one or two containers is a manageable way to have a garden. You’ll be rewarded with the tastiest veggies you’ve ever eaten!

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Comments

  1. Jill Rivera says:

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  2. I like the hanging baskets since I don’t have other room.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. The dynapot because I think air pruning is healthier than pot bound roots

  4. Jamie Williams says:

    I would love to try Panacea Products Flat Iron Series 30-inch (30″) Window/Deck Planter, Black. I don’t eave a lot of space and this would look cute and ad a great pop of color to NY little space.

  5. The Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flavor Plant Planter Raised Elevator Garden Bed. I like this because you can move it to where you have room for it!!!

  6. I could use this on my fence: Panacea Products Flat Iron Series 30-inch (30″) Window/Deck Planter, Black

  7. I like the Keter round cylinder plastic reson vase.

  8. I’d like to try the Algreen 34002 Garden View, Vertical Living wall planter because my space is at a premium.

  9. I’d like the victory raised garden bed (3×6) for my grandma as a gift 🙂

  10. Sarah Kurtz says:

    15 gallon smart pot… I would love to grow something this year lol

  11. Julie Waldron says:

    I like the ecoFLEX 30″ Wide Planter because you can put a variety of plants/flowers in it.

  12. Steve Weber says:

    I like the Keter round cylinder plastic reson vase.

  13. I like the Earth Brown 36″ deck planter – we don’t have a lot of yard space, but we do have a front porch!

  14. I like the Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flower Plant Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed, Brown, it would look so good in my flower bed.

  15. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I would really like to have the Victory 8 Fabric Raised Garden Bed, 3×6 Feet. It would look great in my front yard.

  16. I’d like to try this one because it looks great and easy to access: Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flower Plant Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed, Brown

  17. I like the keter easy to grow raised flower planter.

  18. Jamie Williams says:

    Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flower Plant Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed, Brown. Is another one I would love to try. Its big and beautiful plus I could decorate the outside with stencils of flowers to match the flowers I want to plant in there.

  19. Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flower Plant Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed. it is pretty and functional

  20. I like the Algreen 34002 Garden View, Vertical Living Wall Planter since I don’t have room.

  21. I like the Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flower Plant Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed, Brown.
    Thank you!

  22. I could put this on my porch: Countryside Flower Box Planter, Terracotta, 24-Inch

  23. Hargow Wong says:

    I like to try the Panacea Products Flat Iron Series 30-inch (30″) Window/Deck Planter, Black. I live in apartment and this would fit my need.

  24. I could use this on my porch:
    Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flower Plant Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed, Brown

  25. Renee Rousseau says:

    I really like Chia Emoji Winky Handmade Decorative Planter. The smiley planter reminds me of my late father and his smiley themed 90th birthday! Miss his smile.

  26. To hang from my porch: Keter Dia 13.8 in. Round Plastic Resin Garden Plant Hanging Planters Decor Pots 2 pc, Brown

  27. I’d like the Gronomics EGBD 24-48S Elevated Garden Bed, 24 X 48 X 30 Inch to keep my veggies up away from the critters.

  28. Jamie Williams says:

    Another item I would like to try is the Keter Dia 13.8 in. Round Plastic Resin Garden Plant Hanging Planters Decor Pots 2 pc, Brown. I love hangers.so pretty.

  29. I would like to try the HIT 8399E B Galvanized Heavy Gauge Steel Hanging Tomato Herb Planter, since it’s for tomatoes and that is what I enjoy growing.

  30. I would love to try the Keter Dia 13.8 in. Round Plastic Resin Garden Plant Hanging Planters Decor Pots 2 pc, Brown because I can hang plants by my front door!

  31. I like the Keter Easy Grow Patio GardenFlower Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed. Raised elevated planters are so much easy to maintain.

  32. I don’t have a lot of space for gardening, so the Algreen 34002 Garden View, Vertical Living Wall Planter would fit perfectly on my back porch and give me plenty of space for growing.

  33. Keter Dia 13.8 in. Round Plastic Resin Garden Plant Hanging Planters Decor Pots 2 pc, Brown for my front porch.

  34. For my porch: DynaPOT 20 Gallon Garden Planting Aeration Fabric Container

  35. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Keter Easy Grow Patio Garden Flower Plant Planter Raised Elevated Garden Bed, Brown
    by Keter love having one i dont have to bend down to plant in

  36. Hello Dianna, yes, it’s a wonderful gardening tip. I have also used container for gardening. Really it’s easy and cheap way to gardening. Thanks for sharing this amazing and useful blog.

  37. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to grow some tomatoes on my deck and the Earthbox sounds just perfect. I love that I don’t have to worry about watering. I always either over water or under water.

  38. We have a garden and sometimes it can be time consuming with the weeding, watering and just the overall maintenance. When the fruits (and vegetables) of my labor start to grow it all seems worth it. You’re right, there is nothing better than using something directly from the plant…It tastes so yummy! We also do some canning, mostly tomatoes and jellies.

  39. Maryann D. says:

    We want to try this because it is the Best Veggie Pasta Maker for Low Carb

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