Creating a container garden is a genius way to grow your own vegetables and herbs, whether you’re short on space, don’t have a lot of time, are new to gardening, or simply want an easy way to add to your existing garden area. Let us help you get started.
With a little forethought, your container garden can be as attractive as it is useful, adding to the beauty of your landscape while also providing a bounty of fresh vegetables and herbs. Browse these creative container garden designs for ideas on what grows well together and how to group the pots, then check out the links below for all the information you need to turn those plans into a thriving garden that will produce all season long.
Reasons to Grow Vegetable and Herbs in Pots
From simple convenience to conquering bad soil, there are many reasons to grow your garden in containers.
What You Can Grow in a Pot
Which vegetables and herbs grow well in containers? A lot more than you might think! Find out which ones made the list.
Types of Pots
Containers are made from a variety of materials, each with benefits and drawbacks. Discover the best kind for your garden.
Why You Need a Good Potting Mix
When it comes to container gardening, you need a different soil from the kind you dig out of the ground. Here’s why.
Caring for Vegetables in Pots
Once you have the pot, plants, and potting mix, it’s time to put them all together and get growing. Here are the basics.
How to Water Your Container Garden
Plants in pots tend to dry out faster than those in traditional gardens or beds. Learn how to keep them properly watered.
Must See Videos
Lifestyle and garden expert P. Allen Smith shares easy ways to protect your container vegetables and herbs from the cold.
Easy Ideas for Edible Container Gardens
This e-magazine from lifestyle and garden expert P. Allen Smith is filled with planting plans, creative container combinations, and more.
Container Inspiration Gallery
Veggies and herbs grown in pots can be as beautiful as they are good to eat. Browse these images for planting ideas worth stealing.
Rooftop Gardening in Containers
An edible garden 18 stories above ground poses some challenges. Find out how one gardener handled them.
Growing Herbs in a Strawberry Jar
A strawberry jar isn’t just for growing berries. Learn how to turn one into a compact kitchen herb garden.