How to Plant a One Container Garden


Do you want fresh organic vegetables at a low cost whenever you desire?

Well, just grow your own garden. Growing a garden saves money and it allows you to eat a variety of produce that you can’t find easily at the store, such as a particular type of kale. A one container garden is for those who want a no fuss garden and those who lack space. The container can sit right outside your door or on your balcony.

The container that is used needs to be light in weight as possible. It will get heavier due to the soil and water. This is such a simple garden to start and maintain! So, what should you grow? Whatever, you want to eat. A variety of herbs, peppers, cucumbers, mini carrots, etc.

Below is a very basic and easy way to grow your own one container garden.


Items Needed:

One large container (that will allow water to drain)

Purchased plants that are already growing (herbs, peas, carrots, etc) and will be transferred to the container or vegetable seeds


Fertilized soil for vegetables

Drain tray



1. Pick a very large container and place that has lots of sunshine. Place the drain tray underneath the container. Place soil into the container. Keep the soil two to three inches below the top of the container.

2. Place purchased plants that have already start to grow or seeds in the soil. Leave about three to four inches in between each plant.

3. Sprinkle the fertilizer among the plants all around the container.

4. Just add water when the soil feels dry.


Things to think about:

  • Don’t over water. Yeah, too much water can be a thing for a variety of reasons for a garden.
  • Vegetables such as corn, radishes, beans, winter and summer squash, spinach, peas, beets, onions, and lettuce should be started as seeds rather than a purchased transferred crop. Plant more seeds than needed because not all will grow.
  • Organic soil is best. It’s healthier for the produce and some people claim the vegetables taste better when organic soil is used than non organic soil.
  • Learn which vegetables need less space. Some vegetables need a lot of space making them unsuitable for a container garden.












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