Container Gardening For Vegetables
Container Gardening for Vegetables is the way to go if you are getting older, or you have to compete with the critters for any produce. Here are some pictures and a how to.
I love gardening and Container Gardening for Vegetables is quickly becoming my favorite
Not to toot my own horn, but I'm pretty good at it too!
I have been gardening for decades. And when I was young, my mom allowed me to help her in the garden as well. Which is where I learned a lot of what I know.
It is so fun to work in the soil and to feel accomplished by standing back and looking at your accomplishment. And I like getting dirty.
But I am older now, I have pretty bad arthritis and 40 years of nursing has really hurt my back, so getting down into the garden to work the soil and lift and weed, just isn't possible anymore. But hey, I'm a nurse, what do we do better than problem solve. I knew there had to be a solution, other than torturing my poor husband and making him do everything.
A variety of vegetables in containers
Many types of regular garden plants have a bush variety, meant for container gardening
So I tried to grow a tomato plant in a pot. Just to test it out. It was fantastic. I have been growing cherry tomatoes in pots for several years now. But I was still able to garden so everything else was out in the ground. But this year, I decided to try other vegetables. I did the usual research and decided this was really going to be great. Boy was I right!
I have cherry tomatoes and regular tomatoes, Bush tomatoes and regular too. I have bush cucumbers and bell peppers, and sugar snap peas. I tried the sugar snap peas on a trelis in a pot because the animals will not allow me to successfully grow them down in the yard.
Which is another reason why container gardening is working so well for me. I have a ton of wild animals in the back yard, opposums, raccoons, groundhogs, rabbits, squirrels, and deer. And the more and more building that happens in our area, the more their natural habbitats are destroyed and they are hungry! so they eat.
Well now they can have what is in the garden if there is anything they miss it is gravy for me, but I am not doing without, I planted it all on the deck!
Do You Think Container Gardening Would Work for You?
What Progress! This tomato was planted 3 weeks ago!
It is one of those new tomatoes guaranteed to have pickable tomatoes by July 4th
I hate waiting for the produce to be ready. When I saw this great idea I grabbed it. I bought two plants that were guaranteed to have pickable, eatable and declicious full size tomatoes by July 4th. Seriously! Really?
Well by the looks of it, It was the truth. And these are regular tomato plants, not the ones designed for container gardening. I think I believe them now!
Some Equipment for your Container Gardening Needs
|WINNER OUTFITTERS 6-Pack 10 Gallon Grow Bags/Aeration Fabric Pots with Handles|
Why should you use grow bags? A recent study in Texas showed the root of plants grow faster in Grow Bags, because grow bags allow oxygen to penetrate the walls of the pot. Grow ...
|HONEST OUTFITTERS 5-Pack 10 Gallon Smart Grow Bags for Potato/Plant Container/Aeration Fabric Pot...|
Reasons to Garden with Grow Bags Unlike those in plastic and clay pots, plants in Grow Bags do not get rootbound. The roots are naturally air-pruned. The roots stay cooler, and ...
|Greenes Fence Best Value Cedar Raised Garden Bed Planter, 24" W x 96" L x 10.5" H|
Greenes Fence Best Value Line of cedar raised garden beds allows you to easily build & yield a successful garden without a premium price. The boards, corner posts & Caps are thi...
Greenes Fence CompanyOnly $69.99
|Fiskars 394050-1004 Kangaroo Collapsible Container Gardening Bag, 30 Gallon Capacity, Green|
Whether you’re cleaning up pulled weeds or grass clippings, picking up toys or gathering laundry from your clothesline, Fiskars Kangaroo Gardening Container makes it easy. An in...
|Classic Home and Garden HD1-1027 DisOak Whiskey Barrel, 20.5", Distressed Oak|
The classic whiskey barrel planter in a Distressed Oak finish with antique pewter colored bands. Lightweight & durable high density resin construction. Uv protected to prevent c...
|Suncast 50 Gallon Deck Storage Box - Small Water Resistant Outdoor Storage Container for Gardenin...|
50 gallon capacity, Taupe, Deck storage box, 5 Min assembly, long lasting, easy to maintain, durable resin construction, Great for outdoor accessories, assembled size: 41Inchw x...
Why Roses in Containers? Anyone Can Grow Roses
Well I should say I couldn't, but now I can. Oh yes sir, I can!
I have tried to grow roses in different parts of my yard for over twenty years. My mother was a master rose woman. She had the most gorgeous rose beds in her yard, the envy of the neighborhood.
So why did I have so much trouble?
I don't know, I really tried everything. But here is the break down,
- Not enough sun
- Too much rain
- Not enough fertilizer
All the things that can wipe out a rose garden. I would move the garden to a new spot and try again, over and over again. I would have a limited amount of success but never for long. So I quit trying...until now.
These Roses are disease resistant and in full sun on my deck and bread for container gardening. Wow! What a concept! ...Success.
I'm really on a roll now...Hydrangeas!!
Remember I told you they are now developing many kinds of plants, vegetables and flowers that are for container gardening. There are lots of them. These hydrangeas are just another wonderful choice for the home container gardener.
Some of my other gardening pages I think you'll enjoy
Especially if you like herbs
Building a Basic Herb Garden
When to Harvest Fresh Herb Plants
Ways To Help Your Herbs Stay Fresher Longer
Herbs to Grow from Seed
Going Green by using Rain Barrels
Landscaping and Gardening Go Together