The Essentials of Container Gardening

Container gardens are versatile and manageable. You can grow ornamentals and edibles in containers of all shapes and sizes, and place the pots just about anywhere. Try container gardening with help from these articles on growing herbs and vegetables in containers, choosing the right planter, knowing how to care for container-grown plants.

How to Choose Pots for Your Container Garden

Plant containers come in myriad styles and types. When choosing pots for your container garden, consider the ultimate size of the plants you'll be growing, what the pot is made of, and some critical features [more…]

Unusual Planters for Container Gardens

Unusual containers for your plants can be a lot of fun and add unexpected pleasure or whimsy to your garden displays. If the container is not entirely suitable [more…]

Tips for Filling Garden Pots with Soil

When making a container garden, you fill pots with soil, stick in the plants, and add more soil. Here are some tricks to container gardening outdoors that'll help you grow healthy vegetables and ornamentals [more…]

Which Vegetables Grow Well in Pots?

If garden space is limited, consider growing vegetables in pots. With persistence, you can grow any vegetable and other edibles in pots or containers. Some of the bigger sprawling plants, like squash and [more…]

Combining Vegetables in a Planter

When you grow vegetables in pots or planters you can combine different vegetables to look good together. You can even throw in some flowers. Here are some good favorite container vegetable combinations [more…]

How to Grow Herbs in a Planter

Herbs are perfect plants for container gardens. The pots contain their growth and make it easy to bring them indoors when nights are cool. Creating a container herb garden is a terrific way to raise edible [more…]

How to Care for Container-Grown Vegetables and Flowers

Taking care of container-grown flowers and vegetables is similar to caring for plants grown in beds. But plants grown in pots do require extra watering and feeding. Here are some pointers for taking care [more…]

Choosing the Right Container-Gardening Tools

Having the right tools available when you’re growing plants in containers can make some of the chores easier. Most of the following items are available at garden centers or through mail-order suppliers [more…]

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