Ask at your nursery for a mix designed for use in larger outdoor containers, or save money by blending your own vegetable container garden mix. Use equal parts of peat moss, potting soil, and vermiculite, perlite, or clean sand. Fill the containers to within an inch or two of the rim.
Which Containers To Use for Your Vegetables. Beans, snap. Container: 5-gallon window box. Broccoli. Container: 1 plant/5 gallon pot, 3 plants/15-gallon tub. Carrots. Container: 5-gallon window box at least 12 inches deep. Cucumbers. Container: 1 plant/1-gallon pot. Eggplant. Container: 5-gallon pot. Lettuce. Onions..
Planting a Container Garden. Pick the Right Pot. I've listed above your different options for materials and size when choosing containers for your garden. Cover the Holes. After choosing the correct pot and putting it in the proper location, make sure the pot has drainage holes. Fill it Up. Plant. Add More Soil. Mulch.
The best flowers for containers can be found in the â€œannualâ€ or â€œbedding plantsâ€ section of the garden center. While they only live one summer, they'll bloom the .