As many of you know, we sold our house last October and are currently in a rental. At our old house I had a pretty good sized vegetable garden which you can see here (my 2014 garden tour). But I knew we weren’t going to be in this rental long enough to make it worthwhile to do any sort of raised beds so I decided to grow my vegetables in containers (since that would make them easy to move). So today I’m sharing my container vegetable garden!
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Growing vegetables in containers is great if you don’t have the space or the time to tend to a traditional garden. You can really grow all kinds of vegetables and fruits in containers! Even with my old garden I had corn growing in container one year and potatoes growing in a container another year. I’ve done radishes and carrots too! This year I’m growing kale, swiss chard, tomatoes, squash, peppers and herbs. I also have some blueberries that I brought over from the old house and my columnar apple trees.
We have smoothies for breakfast most mornings and always put in some greens with the fruit. So I wanted to grow lots of kale and swiss chard for our smoothies. I have 3 containers of those and I just harvest the outside leaves and the plants keep producing.
I mixed some flowers into my containers – petunias! I always plant flowers with vegetables as it helps pollination and helps to bring beneficial insects into the garden. I wrote a whole post about the benefits of adding flowers to your garden.
I brought a blueberry plant with me from the old house but we discovered that there are several blueberry bushes at the back of this property!
I only planted 3 different tomato plants – just enough to have to eat this summer -Roma, Cherry, and Beefsteak.
I have 2 bell pepper plants growing in this container.
Just because you don’t have a “garden” or “yard” doesn’t mean you can’t grow vegetables. You can grow vegetables in containers if you have just a patio or balcony or are in a rental like us!