As someone who has homesteaded in a few different places, I’ve discovered that container gardening is a must. Growing a container garden has been one way I’ve been able to grow food even when I don’t have outdoor space for gardens.
I have rented homes where I had outdoor space but I still used containers as part of my garden. If you live on your forever property you can probably get away without containers but if not, containers are a huge help. They allowed me to grow food even before I knew the best location for sun exposure.
I have also lived in apartments where the only space I had to grow food was indoors. I’ve used windows as well as grow lights for my container gardens.
Why Container Gardening?
There are a few reasons to learn how to grow a container garden.
- Container gardening is easy to jump into. You don’t need to know anything about growing food before you start.
- Container gardening is a great way to grow food when you’re in an apartment.
- It’s also great when you have a shady yard and are trying to find the best spot for a garden. Just move the containers around until you figure it out!
- A container garden is easy to care for (though it may need more water than an in-ground garden).
How to Grow a Container Garden?
There are just a few key steps to growing a container garden that produces amazing vegetables and herbs.
In this guide, I explain what those 5 steps are. I go into detail on exactly what to do to grow your produce so you can begin your container garden right away.
I talk about:
- which containers to use
- What soil to choose
- Seeds that work for containers (or what plants to buy)
- How to plant
- How to care For the garden