Creative and Useful Edible Gardens for Containers

It can be tough to grow as big an edible garden as you want to have if you don’t have a large yard. So container gardening allows you to grow edible plants in a fun, creative way that fits your existing home decor. Here are some of my favorite ways to create an edible container garden.

1. Match Your Home’s Decor With a DIY Container

Strawberry Planter from Untrained Housewife

If you have a particular home decor look you want to enhance or match you can create a container to match like I did on Untrained Housewife with this rustic tiered strawberry planter.

2. Turn Your Hanging Basket into  an Edible Oasis

Hanging basket for tomatoes

Hanging baskets are traditionally used for annual ornamentals so this technique I saw on Better Homes and Garden makes it easy to add not only great color, but delicious vegetables as well.

3. Edible Herbs in Window Boxes

Diy Window Planters at Julie Blanner

Love these DIY window boxes filled with edible herbs and flowers from Julie Blanner. Perfect way to add edible landscaping to your home.

4. Group Containers Together

Group Containers Together

This permasculture community in London has grouped a wide variety of containers together in one location. After these late winter bulbs bloom, the edible herbs and vegetables appear. This close location makes it easier to maintain and take care of! Credit Flickr: London Permaculture.

5. Raise the Containers! 

Hanging herb garden by Chris Mc:Laughlin Raise the level of your containers to give them room to spread. Air flow is better, disease is less and for anyone with physical limitations, the access is easier. See more details on this post on Fiskars by Chris McLaughlin.

6. Give Your Plants as Room to Spread

Container Vegetable Garden by Sunset

Vegetables, especially larger vegetables, need room to spread. Often times if you can allow more root space your plants will be better off. This large waterer converted into a vegetable garden is from Sunset!

These edible container ideas and tips will help you grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables in a successful way no matter what space limitations you are facing!

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