Gourmet Container Garden Plan

Perfect for gardeners with little green space, this garden plan will help you grow a productive food garden in containers.

By Niki Jabbour

Groundbreaking Food Gardens

Groundbreaking Food Gardens (Storey Publishing, 2014) by Niki Jabbour is a stellar collection of unique food garden plans from some of the best gardeners and designers in North America. Choose from 73 plans, each with its own theme and detailed illustration. In this excerpt, get plans for growing a productive container garden.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Groundbreaking Food Gardens.



Growing a garden in containers on a sunny deck, balcony, or patio is an easy way to keep aromatic herbs and ripe vegetables within easy reach of the kitchen. If you’re going to the trouble of growing edible plants in pots, you’ll want to pick the best-tasting varieties. In their garden plan, which measures less than 50 square feet, Renee Shepherd and Beth Benjamin feature over a dozen varieties of attractive edibles, all with outstanding flavor, and most bred specifically for container culture.