Grow Your Own Container Gardens

Container gardens can exist in just about any spot that gets good sun, such as a patio, deck or balcony. In fact, some say that a container garden is easier to maintain than a conventional garden.

container gardens
Containers, both traditional and self-watering, allow you to grow just about anything you would normally grow in the ground on a patio, deck or balcony.
Photo by Rosalind Creasy
container gardens
Just about any container can be used for food crops, as long as it holds enough soil to support the plant’s roots.
Photo by Walter Chandoha
quirky container
This quirky salad garden can be wheeled indoors when frost or other undesirable weather threatens.
Photo by William D. Adams
garden container kits
Self-watering containers come in easy, inexpensive kits
Photo courtesy of Earth Box
self watering container
Container gardens need a lot of water. Self-watering models such as these can eliminate some of the work and worry of container gardening.
Photo courtesy of The Garden Patch
A pretty pot of peppers.
Photo by Rosalind Creasy
Potatoes and Rhubarb
Potatoes and rhubarb in whiskey barrels.
Photo by Rosalind Creasy
Strawberries make a fruity addition to this container garden.
Photo by Walter Chandoha
If your container garden gives you lemons, make lemonade!
Photo by Rick Wetherbee
self watering Container
Make this easy DIY self-watering container.
Photo by Nate Skow

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