Quick Start Guide to Growing Food in Containers



Last week I introduced you to the idea of a Rapid Response Victory Garden, and in it, I introduced container gardening. Of all the ways you can build a garden FAST, containers, large pots, and large planters are the way to go. They’re easier to source, build, and fill than raised beds, and you can set them up wherever you have a sunny place. That includes balconies, small patios, and other small outdoor spaces.

This video is an introduction to growing food in containers. I share a little background on the home garden, what I have growing on my patio, as well as these tips that you can use for your own set-up:

Vegetables you can grow in containers
Some of the different types of containers you can use
The easiest potting mixture for vegetables and salad.
Guidance on the potting mixture for perennials and herbs
Tips on how to grow salads and greens in shallow containers

Other videos mentioned
Grow a Rapid Response Victory Garden https://youtu.be/bf1Cnremoxg
Simple Pallet Planter https://youtu.be/ouVUte5DS-s
Build a large patio planter https://youtu.be/T407NH2BGgo
Plant a Strawberry Pot https://youtu.be/SQ5x8R3B8bg
Make a DIY Olla https://youtu.be/GRiLhrY2CMc
Build a Strawberry Pallet Planter https://youtu.be/K3eKc0eFbIA
Build Raised Beds https://youtu.be/EO0C37CeNdY

Books that I’d recommend for container gardening*
Container Gardening Complete
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Field Guide to Urban Gardening
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Garden Alchemy
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The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible
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My planters
The GreenStalk stackable planter
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Root Pouch Grow Bags*
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The Gardena NatureUp! vertical planter http://bit.ly/2I1HTFH
The Vegepod patio raised bed (get a free winter cover with the code lovelygreens ) https://bit.ly/2Y083mi

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