As a home cook and frequent produce shopper, I have recently been looking into how to grow my own vegetables at home. I feel in this economy the ability to have your own organic produce with out the extra cost is key! I found this site recently which has helped me understand how to have my own container garden and wanted to share it with all of you! Enjoy!
From, EasyContainerGarden.com, “Some people are interested in starting a container garden of plants and flowers to add visual appeal to a small outdoor area while others wish to grow and have immediate access to crops for nourishment and enjoyment. Here you will find invaluable information for container gardening vegetables. Whether you want to grow your own vegetables because you enjoy the gardening process, because you eat only organically, or because you want to save a bit at the market, here are the best vegetables for container gardening.
For leafy greens, great container gardening prospects are oak leaf and butter leaf lettuces, spinach, arugula and mustard cress. The smaller the green, the more quickly it will mature, which means that you are more likely to get several crops from your container. Keep in mind that a nitrogen-rich soil feeds and supports leafy greens. Try growing baby carrots, cucumber, radishes, spring onions and small herbs around the edge of your leafy green container and you will have a salad in a pot! If grown separately, these vegetables will grow well in a one-gallon container, with one to three plants per pot, depending on the variety. Use a larger pot if you want to grow several varieties together, as suggested above. ” For more on this topic, click the tomatoes or the link above and you are on your way to owning your own plethera of produce at your fingertips! Start today!