How much can you grow to eat from a small container garden? I wrote a new post to try and show what is possible this month (April).
How much can you grow to eat from a small container garden

Harvesting the bounty

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Kris Ebersbach
Karen Ingram
Mariangela Misia Penny Ulisse
Lemongrass is easy, pretty and rewarding to grow in containers. It has more flavour than shop bought, too. Fancy a go? Here's how:
Lemongrass is easy pretty and rewarding to grow in containers It has

The easy way to grow lemon grass in containers

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Penny McCrea
Sandie Middleton
Irena Rabarbara
How much food can you grow in six foot? My new experiment to find out!
How much food can you grow in six foot My new experiment to find out

How much food can you grow in six foot?

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Marjorie Dau
Sara Fabre
Fabienne Goosens
Rhubarb. This old wooden pot is falling to pieces but the rhubarb is still doing splendidly. A superb container crop - if you have enough space. (It needs a big container).
Rhubarb This old wooden pot is falling to pieces but the rhubarb
Sandra Kozmits
Fiona MacNab
Sorrel is fabulous edible in containers. One plant will live for years, but is it best to start again each year? This plant gave me a so many tasty leaves throughout last year - but it's now trying to flower and the leaves are getting a bit tough!
Sorrel is fabulous edible in containers One plant will live for years
Francesca LaFae
Lydia Koelmans
Moni Latos
Seed sowing time! If you're wondering what is best to sow this month, here's a guide!
Seed sowing time If you're wondering what is best to sow this month here's a guide

What to do in March

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Kat Hasler
It's time to sow chillies! For this and other jobs in the container garden this month:
It's time to sow chillies For this and other jobs in the container garden this month:

What to do in February

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Microgreens! Johanne Daoust shows what can be grown in winter with just a few trays. She says: "My partner and I take a bag each of micro-greens for lunch everyday and on the weekends I load up my niece and her family with bags for their lunches."
Microgreens Johanne Daoust shows what can be grown in winter with just
Anthony Knight
Jeff Connelly
Stephanie Unwin
Crops with a view.... This is Branka Balić's magnificent balcony in Zagreb, Croatia. Brilliant job Branka - and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
Crops with a view This is Branka Balićs magnificent balcony in Zagreb
Rosita Kumala
Simcha Joy
Herbs you can grow outside and harvest (gently) from pots over winter (in the UK) include: rosemary, bay, parsley, sage, thyme, and myrtle.

Here's some from my container garden - a joy to have fresh herbs like this in mid-winter! Easy to grow, too.

Can you grow herbs in winter where you live? Do you have a favourite winter herb?
Herbs you can grow outside and harvest gently from pots over winter
Theresa Munson
Sam Esmeralda
Lisa Chrisman
It's so easy and low cost to grow your own salad sprouts, one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Here's how: [ Verticalveg.org.uk Link ]
Its so easy and low cost to grow your own salad sprouts

6 easy steps to sprout heaven

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Crops with a view... A while back this page ran a series of images on veg growing with an urban view. This one from Anna Snapiro in Tel Aviv was one of my favourites.

Anymore Crops with Views?
Crops with a view A while back this page ran a series
Sophie Edwards
Darja Fiser's chillies on her balcony in winter in Slovenia.
Darja Fiser's chillies on her balcony in winter in Slovenia
Irena Rabarbara
Karen Ingram
Gina Louise
If you want to keep growing your own food this month, you can! Micro salads and salad sprouts are super easy to grow inside.

Here are some tips on all the things you can do this month: [ Verticalveg.org.uk Link ]
If you want to keep growing your own food this month you

What to do in December

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Kathleen M. Morris
Lesley Swart
I replaced the fence on my garden wall with vegetables - to create a 'veg wall'. It's a great space to grow food and a point of interest for passers by!

Here it is today - growing salad leaves, kale and chard to give us in greens throughout the winter!
I replaced the fence on my garden wall with vegetables to create
Rodney Bryce Higgins
Bev Pike-Sullivan
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What is biochar? And is it any good for container growing? This new post shares what I've learnt so far.

Many thanks to those of you who shared your thoughts on this a couple of weeks back. If anyone else has had experience using biochar in containers, would love to hear from you.
What is biochar And is it any good for container growing This

Biochar and container growing

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What's your favourite variety of bush tomato for containers?

I'm going to grow five or six different varieties next year to compare how they do. Looking for ideas on what I should include in my trial.

The one in the picture is cherry cascade - it's one of the best I've grown, perfect for hanging baskets. Tastes good, looks good, and produces lots of fruits.
What's your favourite variety of bush tomato for containers
Kim Roberts
Irena Rabarbara
Lyne Rose
What would you do with a surplus of chillies?
What would you do with a surplus of chillies
Jill Hulme
Tara Cox
Marcus Holmgren
Great idea...
Great idea
The simple ideas are often the best. I love this way to make a trellis for climbing beans. Easy to do and looks great.

I spotted this on Curtis Road, Newcastle - congrats on a super job.
The simple ideas are often the best I love this way to
Lenore Odendaal
Irena Rabarbara
Ahn H-j