You do not need a garden to grow fresh and delicious herbs. All you need is a container and the sunniest spot in front of your home and you are good to go. Containers such as terracotta or even cloth will work, as long as they have drainage holes. Using fresh, organic soil is also ideal. Choosing plants that thrive growing in smaller spaces is also key to fresh and healthy vegetables that taste good. Finally, above all else, it is important to monitor your plants and give them quality care.
- Use potting soil instead of garden soil, as the latter is too heavy and may contain weed seeds or pathogens.
- Soil in containers – especially smaller ones – dries out more quickly than garden soil.
- Dwarf or bush types of vegetables work better in containers than tall or vining plants.
“The nice thing about container gardening is you can easily control the soil conditions and, should any pest problems arise, it’s easier to deal with them on a smaller scale.”