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Container Gardening: The Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Vegetable & Herb Garden without a Backyard (Quick and Easy Series)

Pinned on October 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm by Alberta Arbour

Container Gardening: The Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Vegetable & Herb Garden without a Backyard (Quick and Easy Series)

How can someone with only a limited amount of space, time, and resources possibly begin to grow their own food?

Container Gardens!

What exactly is a container garden?

These can be described in many ways, but are essentially gardens that are grown in containers and vessels that are big enough and deep enough to provide a suitable replacement for the natural soil and garden environment.

Is it hard to start container gardening?

Absolutely not!  Without any experience, gardening knowledge, or the proverbial green thumb, you can start growing all kinds of delicious foods. Whether you have a tidy little back yard, or you are an urban dweller with only a few large and sunny windows, you can start growing vegetables, herbs, and a few fruits that can supply you with at least a bit of your own food supply.

Why start container gardening?

Not only will these foods taste better that you grow on your own, but they are going to be more nutritious due to their freshness and lack of commercial pesticides, fertilizers, and irradiation treatments. They will also save you a lot more money than you might think, and will probably green up your diet a great deal more too.

What types of containers can I use to start gardening?

Generally, you can use almost any type of container as long as there is:

  1. Enough room for the plant;
  2. Enough space to add drainage;
  3. The ability to drain evenly; and
  4. Is not made of a material that poses a threat because it might “leech” chemicals into the soil and then into the plant.

What’s so great about your vegetable container gardening eBook?

We walk you step-by-step through all the basics and cover in detail everything there is to know about:

By purchasing our guide you can start growing your own healthy, delicious, organic, and pesticide free vegetables, herbs, and fruits today!

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tina trent says:

This is a great read, very good for beginner’s. There is lots of good advice in this book. Very helpful for anyone who doesn’t have the space to grow a garden.

Anonymous says:

I recently retired and have started a backyard kitchen garden. As a child I helped Grandpa plant a kitchen garden, this was more like truck farming, but with all the humdrum of daily fast pace life I got out of the habit. Now it is back to my roots, oh I have been a Bean Counter for over 40 years yikes where did the time go, and enjoy the outdoors and the fruit of my labor. I forgot the great feeling of working in the garden on a hot summer day then sitting under a shade tree with a Mason jar filled with cold ICE Tea (Lipton of course) with fresh “sqozen” oranges from my own orange tree. For years I gave away the oranges now I am the snail that consumed the oranges, however I need to plant more orange trees. This book got me started and along with HGTV and PBS helped my brown thumb turn “sorta” green.

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