Growing vegetables in garden containers is an easy way to experience the flavor and freshness of home grown veggies and, best of all most vegetables do well in planters & pottery!
Not sure what type of planter to grow your vegetables in? Well the healthiest type of terracotta clay. It breathes and root systems love the health benefits. Glaze of high fired pot or planters are very good because they won't absorb the water and will keep the soil moist for prolonged periods of time. Remember when choosing the best container, that dark colors absorb heat. Avoid black clay or black glossy planters. Also, make sure you don't use any Mexican pottery that has been lined with tar, as they may contain toxins or chemical compounds.
When selecting, potting soil try to use a basic potting mix. Most nursery and landscape centers have soil specially for vegetable growth. The container the fertilizer that you need. Fill the container to an inch or two from the rim. Of course, you can always blend your own soil mix which save money.
When it comes to the vegetables you will choose to pot here are a few tips. Plant the planters at the same time as you would if you were planting in your garden. Soak the potting mix, spread the seeds or pot the transplants. Water gently. Keep the containers where they will get full sun for at least 5 hours a day.
A few favorite and easy vegetables to grow in pots are: