Recently I attended a talk on container growing vegetables, which sparked me into writing a couple of articles on growing vegetables in containers. We used to do this when we had a concrete garden and it’s really surprising what great results you can get.
The first article – Growing Vegetables in Containers – Getting Started does what it says on the tin and covers the basic set up you’re going to need. There are quite a few products on the market nowadays designed for patio and small space vegetable growers and I’ve touched on these as well as the importance of good compost, feeding and watering.
The second part – Growing Vegetables in Containers – What to Grow and How covers some of the different vegetables you can grow at home including links to various seed varieties that are suitable for container growing.
It also covers how to make the most of your containers, successional sowing etc and how to protect your crops. Unfortunately slugs and other pests don’t care where you are growing their food!
Hopefully the advice will be of some help to those without much space who still want to enjoy the taste of home grown vegetables.