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 […]

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 & Care for Parsley In Containers

If you like to use parsley in your cooking, you can grow it all year long in pots. This post shares everything you need to know. It begins: “Even if you don’t have space, you can grow parsley (year round) in pots. It’s easy if you know how to care for it… Growing parsley in […]

How to Plant Hanging Upside Down Tomatoes

Upside Down tomato planters are popular. DIY tutorials usually use 5 gallon buckets. As Zoe_Roses notes, these planters are usually pretty ugly. Here, she shares her tutorial for making upside down tomato planters in large Coco Baskets. You can hang them from a shepherd’s hook which makes watering easier. Make sure you hang them in […]

Small Vegetable Garden Ideas

One of the great things for small space vegetable gardeners is that there’s a healthy selection of dwarf variety plants that grow well on patios, balconies, rooftops, in pocket gardens and other small spaces. Ellen begins this post with: “Growing a small vegetable garden is like living in a small house: it is not as […]

How To Grow Carrots In Pots

As this post begins: “Growing carrots in containers is easy and you can get a decent harvest of this sweet and crispy vegetable even if you don’t have a garden!” You don’t need an outdoor garden or a lot of space to crow carrots this summer. This post shares everything you need to know to […]

Easy Guide to Growing Microgreens

Anne has so many great gardening posts on her site, The Micro Gardener. (themicrogardener.com) In this post, she explains everything you need to know to grow microgreens in your garden. She begins: “Second only to sprouts, microgreens are the quickest food crop we urban gardeners can grow! If you have limited time, space or gardening […]

Growing 5 Best Heirloom Tomatoes In Pots

There’s nothing that tastes better than a sun-warmed tomato fresh from the garden. The good news for people with small garden areas including balconies, patios, and urban gardens is that you can grow full-size heirloom tomatoes in containers! This post by Tina explains everything you need to know. Tina begins: “If you don’t have space for […]

Small Vegetable Garden Ideas

Ellen on Gardeners.com begins her post with a great example of what small-space gardening is like: GROWING a small vegetable garden is like living in a small house: It’s not as easy as it looks. One of the keys to success is making good plant choices. Choose compact, productive plants that take up less space yet […]

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 […]