Vegetable garden container ideas
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You’ve fallen in love with the vegetable container gardening concept, and now you wonder about the various vegetable garden container ideas out there. I’m amazed at the idea of planting food in a container. So let’s journey together and explore what’s available on the market, as well as what you already have in your home.
Vegetable garden container ideas you can use
You have several things to consider when shopping for vegetable gardening planters. Will you be planting on your patio, or outdoors?
Not all containers can withstand the outdoors, hence you must consider factors like the weather.
Grow Bag Planters
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Grow bags are from the same variety of fabric that is used to make shopping bags. They are much stronger and sturdy. They may not be as pleasing to the eye as ceramic pots, but they do get the job done. Their beauty is that they are mobile, making them perfect for use in rented properties.
Another upside is that the material breathes (due to the porosity), allowing air to reach the plant roots. For this reason, grow bags also have good drainage.
If you use grow bags indoors or on your patio, get big enough trays to put underneath. This way, the water from the soil will have a place to go instead of messing up your floors.
For the soil, it is best to fill them up with potting mix (not soil).
The grow bags for planting potatoes are genius because they have a side opening that allows easy reach of your crops.
For obvious reasons, grow-bags are best for vegetables that do not have deep roots.
You’re likely to have come across plastic grow bags as well. Since plastic is not a porous material, these grow bags will have holes at the bottom to allow drainage and breathing. They are also cheaper — I got myself one as well — but I do not expect multiple uses from it.
Grow bags are one of the cheapest vegetable garden container ideas you can find on the market and a great start on container gardening.
Vegetable box planters
Outland Living Outdoor and Indoor Rectangle Plastic Planter Box Perfect for Herbs Succulents Vegetables and Flower Gardening (Large 4-Pack, Espresso Brown)Wooden Planter Box, Rectangle Shape for Garden, Patio or Window, 17 x 9.7 x 7 InchGrowneer 6 Packs 15 Inches Terracotta Color Flower Window Box Plastic Vegetable Planters with 15 Pcs Plant Labels, for Windowsill, Patio, Garden, Home Decor, Porch
Vegetable box planters are versatile containers that you can use indoors, outdoors, porch, or your window sill. I own a rectangular box planter made from hard, eco-friendly plastic. It is light in weight, making it easy to move around as the need arises. Box planters must always have holes at the bottom, and if that’s not the case, you must drill them yourself for good drainage.
8–12 inches depth is enough for planting vegetables in a planter box.
The wooden planter boxes are environmentally friendly, but their bottoms will rot with time, i.e., they will need replacement. On the other hand, wood is a cost-efficient material, meaning that you can make your own box planters from planks that are sitting around.
DIY vegetable garden container ideas
Planting vegetables in buckets
Old buckets lying around your home have many uses, of which one of them is growing food! Just grab a bag or two of potting mix, drill holes at the bottom of the bucket, fill it up with soil and start planting vegetables.
Plant vegetables in plastic bottles
Not sure how to recycle used plastic bottles?
Planting herbs and other veggies with shallow roots in plastic bottles will solve the dilemma. Remember to drain holes at all times. This is one of the vegetable garden container ideas that you can implement with ease.
The list of items one can use for DIY garden containers is endless. If you can drill holes in, you can use it as a gardening container, e.g., old bath tubs, milk cartons, wheelbarrows, etc.
Grab one of the vegetable garden container ideas and starting growing your food right away.
What’s the most creative container gardening idea have you ever seen? Feel free to share in the comments section.
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