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Container gardening allows you to grow your own food at home, without the land!

Many urban dwellers want to grow their own food but may not have the garden space to grow edible plants in the ground. Alternatively, maybe you have a garden plot but your soil is so depleted it needs to rest or be rejuvenated.

Edible gardening in containers can supplement your food supply, whether it be growing small herbs on a balcony, growing a range of tomatoes and vegetables on a deck, or growing your edibles indoors with one of our indoor gardening ideas.

Explore some of these posts for ideas on the many ways to approach container gardening.

Choosing the Right Container for Growing Vegetables in Pots

For many people in urban settings, growing tomatoes and edible plants in pots is necessary due to space constraints (or lack of an area with 6 hours of direct sunlight). This video and post explains the 6 key requirements for growing food in containers or pots.  Benefits of Growing Food in Pots As noted above, …

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12 Must-Grow Vegetables & Herbs for the Italian Kitchen Garden

Love Italian food? Use your backyard, your balcony or your large garden plot to grow your own Italian kitchen garden. Forget about sad supermarket produce or boring vegetable varieties, and enjoy home-grown vegetables and herbs that are traditional to great Italian cooking. Jump to: What Is an Italian Kitchen Garden? |What To Plant In an …

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Protecting Blueberry Plants Grown in Pots Over Winter

Blueberry plants grown in containers will thrive in the summer but in many climates they will need a little extra care in winter to prevent their roots from freezing. Find out how to protect a potted blueberry bush in winter, whether you’re overwintering it indoors or outdoors! Jump to: Hardiness Considerations | Outdoor Care | …

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Best and Worst Companion Plants for Blueberries

Growing plants that benefit blueberry bushes (aka companion planting) is a fantastic way to maximize your berry yield through pollinators, add visual appeal to your garden or deck, and get the most out of your available space. But… which species play nice with blueberry bushes, and which don’t? Let’s find out all about blueberry companion …

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Grow Blueberries in Pots for your Deck, Patio or Balcony

Growing blueberries in large pots is a perfect way to grow some of your own food at home when you are constrained by not having a large garden area, or if your garden area is shady (blueberries like full sun). This summary will give you the basic requirements for success, with a how-to video included …

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Grow Tomatoes In Hanging Baskets: Balcony Gardening

Did you know that growing tomatoes in hanging baskets is a great option if you’re short on space or are curious to try something new in your kitchen garden? If you choose the right tomato variety and follow a few simple guidelines, you can grow heaps of them without taking up any floor space on …

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Starting A Balcony Herb Garden: Beginners’ Comprehensive Guide

You don’t need a lot of space to be able to grow herbs or edible plants. Starting your own balcony herb garden is the perfect way to grow a variety of herbs, whether it be for cooking, herbal teas, or even cocktails! And it’s easy too! In this guide, we’ll have a look at everything …

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Using Grow Bags to Grow Tomatoes in Small Spaces

Grow bags for tomatoes are a good solution for urban gardeners that may not have a large garden plot. The main advantages of growing tomatoes in grow bags is they are porous (breathability), they are economical, and they can be moved around to the best growing location. This guide will help you determine the right …

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Overwintering Plants Grown in Pots: Indoors & Outdoors

Summer is tapering off at the time of writing, and although the weather is still nice, us gardeners know that it’s better to start thinking about winter prep sooner rather than later. In cooler zones (USDA 4-5 in my case), that includes overwintering potted plants. How do you do it? Should they be outdoors or …

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Indoor Vertical Gardening: a Beginners guide

We’re all well aware of the benefits of growing your own food: it’s tasty, it’s cheap and it’s fun. But what if you don’t have a big garden to grow your vegetables, fruits or herbs in? No worries if you’re a city dweller or lack space. Indoor gardening isn’t just for houseplants! This beginners’ guide …

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Growing Food without the Land: Vertical Gardening

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Growing your own food isn’t just for people with huge plots of land. If you have a balcony, deck or small city garden, you can grow vegetables, fruits and herbs. Vertical gardening is perfect for small space gardens, and this guide …

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Best Tomato and Pepper Varieties for a Salsa Garden: + Salsa Recipe

Home-grown beats store-bought every time, and that goes for salsa as well! If you’re short on space but would still like to be able to dip your tortilla chips in a homemade salsa made from veggies grown on your own balcony or deck, why not whip up a little salsa container garden? Here’s how to …

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Best Flowers and Herbs to Attract Butterflies to your Garden or Home

What’s a garden without a few bugs?! Especially when they’re as beautiful as the fluttering insects in the scientific class Rhopalocera, better known, of course, as butterflies. Wherever you live, your area will almost certainly be home to a number of native butterfly species, many of whose numbers are in decline. So why not help …

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