Container Garden Containers

Photo courtesy of Digital Vision/Martin Poole/Thinkstock One consideration when starting your container garden is using plastic pots. Excerpt from Urban Farming by Thomas J. Fox with permission from its publisher, Hobby Farm Press, an imprint of BowTie Press. Purchase Urban Farming here. There are three main considerations when choosing a container for your container garden. […]

Patio Garden Benefits

Have you ever thought about growing container plants? Creating a patio garden may be right for you!

7 Easy Container Fruits

  Meyer Lemon Tree photo courtesy Conrad and Peter/Flickr   Berries Galore Everbearing Strawberries Size and yield: 6- to8-inch plants. Three plants per square foot of soil surface. Growing requirements: U.S.D.A. hardiness zones 3 to 9. Plant in pots that are 14 inches in diameter and 6 inches deep; hanging baskets also work. Water regularly; […]

14 Plants For Your Container Garden

  Hens-and-Chicks photo courtesy Robert Nunnally Your patio offers the ideal place to create a colorful oasis of container plants. Dwarf trees, climbing vines, vibrant flowers and hardy succulents – all can fell equally at home on your patio and create the ultimate garden getaway. Some plants do better in containers than others, though. Knowing […]

Container Garden Obscurity

In addition to getting the veggie garden planted, I’ve also filled my patio containers with a mixture of herbs, tropicals, succulents and annuals.

7 Questions with Mark Williams

Urban Farm takes a break with the corporate executive chef of Brown-Forman to get his take on container gardening and sustainability.

Preparing Plants for Indoors

Introduce outdoor potted plants to the indoors slowly in order to keep them healthy. A drop in temperatures means it’s time to prepare potted plants to head indoors for the winter, but your leaved lovelies will need more than a simple change of scenery to survive the cold season. “If plants are brought in without […]