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Winter Container Gardening for Small Spaces

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Window Boxes

If you want to maximize space even more, you can hang window boxes with cold weather plants this fall and winter. Just make sure that the box is very secure, so you don’t lose any plants, and choose hearty plants that do well in cold, since your plants are going to all be outside. Some smaller plants that work outdoors are:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Bok choy
  • Cabbage

Since window boxes are totally exposed to the elements, you’ll need to keep a closer eye on the weather. When it’s going to frost, cover your window box with a towel or tarp if you can’t bring it inside. It’s also important to choose a window that gets a good amount of sunlight and that’s easy for you to access, so that you can water, feed, and harvest your plants.

Have you guys done any winter container gardening? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Muffet

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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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3:42AM PDT on Sep 11, 2014

thank you

4:01AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

There's always a reason to be green everywhere

3:14AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Thank you :)

2:15PM PDT on Sep 8, 2014

Some really good ideas here . Thanks

12:57AM PDT on Sep 8, 2014


10:43PM PST on Dec 31, 2013


12:49PM PST on Dec 10, 2013

This article has really made me think how lucky I am to have wonderfully sunny windows where I can try this!

6:36AM PST on Dec 6, 2013


8:32PM PST on Jan 23, 2012


4:19AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Thanks for all the ideas!

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