Container Gardening Archives

Oak Park Mom Battles Zoning Over Veggie Garden

Julie Bass led a quiet suburban life with her family in Oak Park, MI until she decided to grow a few organic vegetables in her front yard. Suddenly she is in the National spotlight defending her right to grow some veggies on her own property.

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Growing Container Vegetables

Picked my first cucumber today! It is amazing at just how fast tomatoes and cucumbers have grown in our Vegetable Container Gardens. See photos taken today and compare to photos taken 31 days ago when we planted the containers.

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Large Container Gardening Tips

Large gardening containers can be pretty expensive to fill up when you buy commercial soil mixes. Learn how to make your own potting soil and add fillers to help reduce the cost of filling up those big planters.

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Grow Elephant Garlic in Containers

Step by Step for Growing Elephant Garlic in garden containers. Plant garlic cloves, when and how to harvest and store elephant garlic bulbs. Use the garlic flowers, stalks, leaves and cloves in your cooking recipes.

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Cinder Block Raised Bed Garden

This small concrete cinder block raised bed container garden only took 2 hours to complete using old blocks laying around, some potting soil, a little peat moss, a shovel, a few plants and a little work.

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How to Make Hypertufa Plant Pots

Feeling Creative? Learn how easy it is to design container gardens by making your own artificial stone planters, pots, bird baths, retaining walls, art rocks and more using Hypertufa. Making Hypertufa is fun and easy to do giving you a lasting unique home garden landscape.

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Vegetable Container Garden

Getting a head start on my garden this year, I planted two vegetable container gardens last night. Rain is vital to any outdoor garden, but this Spring has been exceptionally wet.  Anxious to put some plants and seeds in the ground, I decided to start a few small container gardens which was a great way ...

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