Saturday, January 10, 2015
Containers: Veggies for Balconies, Decks and Porches
If you don't have much yard or sun, you can still grow veggies in containers. This lush container of greens provided a bountiful harvest today at the Harvesters Demonstration Garden. We have a "curbside treasure" garden where we grow in things we found on the curb to show you don't need to spend a fortune to get started. Avoid any chemically treated wood or container that held chemicals and try to use a light color to avoid heat build-up.
You can even use the reusable shopping bags that are widely available. We sewed four bags together are their tops to create the effects of a larger container that won't dry out as quickly. Here there are as we planted them in early April and below you can see how the plants are quite happy.