Mother Earth Living

Container Gardening Made Easy

You can grow anything, from artichokes to zucchini, in a container.

Used terra cotta pots are easy to find at thrift stores and garage sales.
Photo By Sarah Harland
Using vertical space wisely can help increase the output potential of a small space.
Photo By Kelly Kline
Herbs grow well in pots but require constant watering.
Rhubarb and potatoes grow in half whiskey barrels.
Photo By Rosalind Creasy
Cheery citrus trees are easy to grow in pots and can spend winter indoors.
Photo By Rick Wetherbee
Bell peppers grow best in full sun.
Photo By KHWI
Strawberries are a perfect container plant.
Photo By Barbara Bourn
A planter displays the "square-foot" gardening method, designed to grow lots of produce in little space.
Photo By Claus Mikosch
You can use just about any container for food crops, as long as it holds enough soil to support roots.
Photo By Walter Chandoha
Plants in containers offer mobility. Set up a planting station, then move them to where growing conditions are ideal.
Photo By Sophie Bengtsson

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