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4 Creative Container Garden Ideas

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4 Creative Container Garden Ideas

Now that the weather has warmed up, it’s the perfect time to start growing some food! Whether that means rows and rows of veggies or a few pots of herbs, there’s something gratifying about eating food that you grew yourself. Growing food is a great way to help get that grocery budget under control and spend some time outdoors, too!

No matter how much (or how little!) space you have, a container garden can be a great way to get into growing some food of your own. If you plant in containers with a mix of organic potting soil and good compost, you avoid issues with weeds, poor soil quality, or contaminated soil that can come with planting in the ground.

Plants that grow well in containers include: herbs, hot peppers, beans (if you have room for them to climb), small tomatoes, garlic, strawberries, salad greens, chives, and edible flowers.

Sure, you can hit the home improvement store for pots, but why not give your container garden a bit of personality and save some money at the same time with these unusual garden hacks?

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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7:23PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Thanks you for the tips! I plan to put them to good use this spring.

1:43PM PDT on May 3, 2013

Good ideas. Thank you.

7:37AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Good ideas,thanks for sharing

6:55AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Thank you for shareing

10:48AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Interesting and can look quite mother would def think of it as a wrecking yard and then she'd ask me if i'm broke..Thanks!

12:13PM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

Has anyone tried growing sweet potatoes in a container? I live in zone 5.

3:39PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

How about coffee cans and old mixing bowls?

9:05PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

I love these ideas

10:23PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011


11:42PM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

Great ideas. The next time i want to get rid of something I will ask myself what I can plant in it.

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Plants are lovely :-)

Yum, vegan Hoppin' John is one of my favorite black-eyed pea dishes! We eat it every New Year's Day…

Thanks for the post - I'd completely forgotten how much I enjoy them.


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