How to Grow Peppers in Containers

From the Penn State Extension on growing peppers in containers: “Peppers are probably the #3 container vegetable that interests gardeners after herbs and tomatoes. This fact sheet coupled with the advice in “Growing Great Container Vegetables #1: General Recommendations”, should get you on the path to success. Based on our trials programs in 2008 thru […]

Your Guide to Growing Lettuce in Containers 

Rhonda introduces this post with: “For years I struggled with how and when to grow lettuce. So, I decided to try growing lettuce in containers. For three years now, we’ve enjoyed more lettuce than I could have ever imagined. Growing lettuce in containers makes it easy to weed, control disease and harvest seeds.” Rhonda goes on to discuss: […]

Growing Tomatoes and Vegetables In Containers

Julie provides 10 tips that will help you to  grow tomatoes in containers. Container gardening allows you to grow this veggie on patios, balconies, rooftops, and in gardens with poor soil. As Julie says: “Growing tomatoes in pots levels the home garden playing field, bringing a crop of homegrown ‘maters within reach for almost anyone, regardless […]

Small Vegetable Garden Plans and Ideas

Vegetable Gardening Online has an excellent article about creating a small-space vegetable garden.  This is fro their post: “Thinking of starting a small vegetable garden at home? Here are a few easy tips and ideas to help you plan! Square foot, container and other small plot garden plans are perfect for growing vegetables when space […]

6 Tips for New Vegetable Gardeners

Are you a new vegetable gardener? Dan shares 6 tips that are really helpful if you’re new to veggie gardening. He discusses the scope of your garden, soil considerations, how to get plants and more! These tips will increase the chances of success for any new gardener. There’s also some wisdom for experienced gardeners too. […]

How to Grow Cucumbers in Containers

There’s a LOT of information packed into this article. Kerry shares helpful tips to help you to successfully grow cucumbers in containers. She covers the following: What container is the best and Why? How much sun is best for cucumbers? What kind of soil should you use? What kind of fertilizer do cucumbers need? Are […]

Row Cover System : Dave’s Square Foot Garden

In this article, Dave discusses how a check of his garden revealed a variety of pests like white cabbage moths and flea beetles were dining on his #plants. They were attacking both his in-ground and raised bed plants. So Dave decided to protect his garden with row covers. He explains how he set the covers up. […]

Prepping for Fall Planting and Gardening

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Carole starts prepping her garden and planting in July for the plants she wants to see in the Fall. In this article she explains how she prepared a raided bed garden for a little crop of miniature pumpkins. She uses a Hoss Wheel […]

Our New Melon Garden – Stage One: Tilling and Planting

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. After her husband got a new tractor with a rototiller and front bucket loader, they decided to put in a melon and squash garden. I have tractor envy. This is a wonderful way to till and prepare garden soil. Lisa explains how they […]

15 Fruits And Veggies You Can Secretly Grow Inside Your Home

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. This is an interesting article that details 15 fruits and veggies you can grow indoors. There are links to tutorials that explain how to grow each new plant indoors. Here’s just one example: You know the bushy roots that sometimes grow out of […]