By Emily Padvorac
Do you have an imagination? Do you enjoy vegetable gardening? The use of containers can be an artistic way to display a garden. The containers can be plastic, metal, even folded newspaper. Buckets, laundry baskets, plastic soda bottles (for small plants), half barrels, and even window boxes can put your vegetables on display. Use your imagination to be as creative and colorful as you want. Keep in mind that dark colors absorb more heat and that treated wood passes it’s chemicals on to the plants.
The containers should be at least 10 inches wide and 12 inches deep. Use potting soil that is specifically mixed for growing in containers. At the end of the harvest the containers should be thoroughly washed to avoid any cross-contamination before the next use.
It’s not too late to begin a garden. There is still a selection of vegetables that can be planted now. Let you imagination run wild!