There are many pains to regular vegetable gardening, including the weeds that pop up in regular gardens, and the insects that are prone to bothering you in these gardens as well. There is a great way to get bigger and better vegetables, as well as have better control over your crop. Doing container vegetable gardening allows you to have more control and get rid of some of the pests.

What Is It

Container vegetable gardening is gardening that is done in containers. You will fill them with soil and then plant your vegetables in them. This way, you can keep the container near to your house, and keep better control over it. You can also help to make sure that the vegetables turn out just right with container vegetable gardening.

How To Do It

When you are going to embark on container vegetable gardening, you first need to choose your containers and your vegetables very carefully. Look at the packets for seeds or the information that comes with the other plants, and see what type of soil depth the plants need to grow correctly. Then, you will be sure to be able to have the right depth for your buckets or containers. Choose containers that are big enough for each plant – not as they are when they are very small, but as they will be.

Fill the containers to use for container vegetable gardening with soil that is made for vegetables, and then plant the seeds or the plants in the same way that you would plant them in the ground. Be sure to use stakes if the plants need them. Also, be sure that there is a way for water to run out of the bottom of the container, as this is more like the way water will drain from soil.

Next, put the planted container vegetable gardening containers in a place where you will be able to access them each day. Be sure to play attention to the vegetables and see which of them need full sun and which of them need partial shade. Also, be sure to water them as often as you need to, according to the directions that came with the seeds or the plants. It is very important that you follow the exact same guidelines that you would follow if you were planting these in your yard or in your regular garden.

Remember, doing container vegetable gardening might mean that you still get some weeds. You will also have to worry about insects that come near to your garden. So, always be vigilant when you are doing container vegetable gardening.

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1st Harvest
May 20th. Harvested lettuce and strawberries that were planted in mid-April.
By lindashome on 2012-04-20 10:57:32
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Growing Large Vegetables/Fruits in Containers #1- Tips for Success

Growing large vegetables and fruit in containers IS possible in a deck or small space. In this video, I share some tips for success so you can grow tomatoes, squash, eggplant and watermelon in containers no matter how little space you have! See below for links for the supplies used in this video.

FREE growing guide “Grow 3 Vegetables in 6 Weeks”: 

-eBook “Growing 5 Warm Weather Vegetables Made Easy”

-Garden Coloring Book

Thank you, Smart Pots for partnering with us, and for supplying the containers for this project. Visit to learn more.

Thank you, Ecoscraps for suppling the soil for the containers. Ecoscraps soil is available at Target, Lowes and Home Depot.

Supplies used for this project:
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1. Smart Pots Container, 20 gallon:

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3. Seeds: (10% off throught these links)
-Amish Paste Tomato:
-Grey Zucchini:
-Black Beauty Eggplant:
-Sugar Baby Watermelon:

4. Worm Castings, Worm Tea –,, 10% off with promo code “calikim”. Receive one free quart of worm tea with every purchase- good until May 18, 2017, free shipping on orders over $55.

5. DIY tomato cages:

How to Install Drip Irrigation for Containers:

How to Automate Drip Irrigation with a Timer:

DIY Tomato Cages:

Feeding Your Garden Series (worm castings, worm tea, organic fertilizer):



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