Can you imagine a world with virtually no weeds, no soil borne diseases, and no over-planting, where you can fine-tune sun and shade and bring perennials indoors for winter?
Consider the many advantages of growing your garden in containers,
- Preparing the planting area is a matter of filling a container with premixed soil; the tool of choice is a trowel, not a shovel or a rototiller.
- Your back will thank you because harvesting is easier, too, because there is less bending over.
- Checking for early signs of damaging insects and other pests is simpler because the plants are close at hand, and preventive measures are easier to manage because you have a smaller number of plants.
- Containers are mobile. You move them around like furniture, grouping and regrouping them into combinations that give you pleasure, offer convenience, and
take advantage of changing growing conditions as the season progresses.
- You can eliminate one worry that haunts traditional vegetable gardeners: soil borne diseases that persist in the ground year after year and are nearly impossible to eradicate.
- Container gardens almost never have weeds.
Because space is limited, you are forced to think about what you really want and how much of it you can realistically use. You’re less vulnerable to the common error of over-planting. With few exceptions, everything edible that is grown in the traditional garden can be successfully raised in a container. So, do you want a container of vegetables, herbs, fruits or edible flowers? A combination may be to your liking, just let us know if we can be of assistance.