What is Container Gardening

What is container gardening, container gardening, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.comThroughout the world people are picking up a shovel and trying their hand at gardening.  They are tilling up their yards and planting crops as well as using container gardening to help feed their family.

What about people who rent or live in apartments? With container gardening, they can garden too!

Many of us like to garden, but just don’t have the time to invest in a huge garden or the desire to do so in many cases as well. So, what else is possible to do when you just what enough vegetables to feed a small family without breaking your back? We all know gardening can be hard work and one great way to eliminate a lot of that work is to have a container garden.

Container gardens are simply when you purchase or re-purpose containers and fill them with soil and put the plant of your choice inside the container. This is a very simple way to garden and produce a lot of vegetables in a very easy way. All you need is a large container, some potting soil and the plants of your choice.

How much can container gardening produce?

Did you know that many people can get enough from vegetables from their container gardens to help feed their family? It is true.  Last year, my container grown tomatoes, peppers and eggplants produced more pound for pound than those plants in raised beds.

There are various ways to start container gardening, but one of the most popular ways recently has been to just get containers and start planting. Container gardening is a great way to get started in gardening.  

When you use this method to garden, you can really get a lot accomplished in a short amount of time in a small amount of space. Container gardening can be very rewarding.  What’s stopping you from planting a container garden?  What do you have to lose?  You potentially have baskets of fresh produce to lose!

Don’t miss out on fresh vegetables, plant a container garden today!

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John

I am on a mission to grow all of our family's own food. I am passionate about faith, family, farming and educating others to grow their own food.