{Giveaway} The Bountiful Container + High Mowing Container Gardening Seeds

Not everyone has a Back 40. Many urban gardeners are working with aggressive space constraints (“Patio 4?” anyone?) but still want the joy of planting, harvesting and cooking homegrown veg. For these gardeners, container growing is sometimes the best or only option.

Nearly every crop that can be grown in ground can also be grown in containers. I grow a container demo garden every year at the front of my house to show passers-by what can be done and have successfully harvested broccoli, kale, summer squash, beans, herbs, strawberries and greens of all kinds from a few pots at the front of the driveway.

In my cool-summer, maritime climate I find that real heat lovers like eggplant often do better - a lot better – in containers than in-ground, and so even though I have a large (by urban standards) garden, I still choose to grow some crops in containers.

The trick to container gardening is in knowing which varieties of each crop are going to thrive in that environment, and setting up your containers well. This means using appropriate size pots and potting mixes, and providing the right water and nutrition for your plants. Container growing also means taking responsibility for more of the plants needs as compared to in-ground growing – that little seedling is counting on you for food and water because it can’t seek out deeper, moisture-retentive soil.

With those considerations in mind, growing a whole garden worth of food from containers isn’t hard – it just requires a little know-how.

Giveaway!

High Mowing Organic Seeds (my favorite seed house and a sponsor of this blog) is offering one NW Edible reader the book The Bountiful Container plus the High Mowing Organic Seeds Container Garden Collection.

Bountiful Container

The Bountiful Container is a real classic in the How To category of garden books. It covers soil and potting mixes, sizes of pots needed for various edibles, best varieties, how to combine edibles in containers and talks about the full range of fruit and veg you can grow in a pot and a lot more. It’s an information rich book.

Container Garden Collection

High Mowing’s Container Garden Collection combines ten of the best varieties of vegetables for container culture into one pack. It includes one packet each of:

  • Nasturtium Mix
  • Genovese Basil
  • Santo Cilantro
  • Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato
  • Ring-o-Fire Pepper
  • Sugar Ann Snap Pea
  • High Mowing Mesclun Mix
  • Dinosaur Lacinato Kale
  • H-19 Little Leaf Cucumber
  • Yaya Carrot

And because these are High Mowing Seeds, everything is certified organic. These varieties make a nice collection for a warm-weather container garden, but several (the cilantro, peas, mesclun, kale and carrots) will continue to thrive deep into fall or even overwinter in mild climates like the Pacific Northwest.

Together, these two items have a retail value of $45 and will give you the knowledge and varieties you need to grow hundreds of dollars worth of organic vegetables in a small space. High Mowing will be giving both of them to one lucky container-gardening winner.

To enter to win, sign up for the monthly High Mowing Newsletter, The Seed Bin, then come back here and leave a comment below letting me know what fruit or veggies you grow in containers. 

About the High Mowing Newsletter: this is not some schlocky spam email thing, guys, I promise. Every month High Mowing sends out one newsletter with great, truly useful garden information. I learn a ton from the newsletter.

In the past they’ve sent along tips for doing at-home seed germination tests, information and great stories on specific varieties of vegetables, how to care for garden tools, how to jump-start the potato growing season and even tips for container gardening. They also run periodic giveaways for stuff you’d actually want – like gardening books and gift certificates for organic seeds.

High Mowing follows best practices for emailing, so you don’t need to worry about them selling or trading your info, and of course you can unsubscribe at any time. But honestly, I don’t think you’ll want to. I look forward to the helpful tips in The Seed Bin every month and I bet you’ll feel the same.

This contest is sponsored by High Mowing Organic Seeds and is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Contest open until Wednesday, April 16th, 8 PM PST. Winner will be notified by email. If the winner fails to respond within 24 hours, a new winner shall be drawn. Good luck everyone!

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Comments

  1. Basil! Because my house is a gigantic shade hole surrounded by ravenous deer, I grow a couple different kinds of basil at work (and this year I’m considering adding some more ornamental edibles). Down on the fuel dock and other places in the boatyard/marina get LOTS of sun all day long and nearly zero pests, plus plants liven up the place. At home I attempted growing a few herbs and peas, but deer/rabbits nipped everything in the bud but cilantro

  2. Herbs are all I’ve grown so far. All the other stuff has been in the ground.

  3. I currently grow snow peas, potatoes, mint, and oregano in containers. We’re just in the process of putting together a greenhouse which is on a concrete slab, so I’ll be growing veggies in containers in there including: tomatoes, cucumber, basil, and eggplant.

  4. Alison Rochon says:

    Usually it’s just herbs in my pots. Last year I tried peas with a tripod in the pot but I think I shocked them and they never took off :(. I would love to win this giveaway!

  5. Rachel Leopold says:

    I’m very much a beginner gardener – and I live in an apartment, so I’d love to give container gardening a shot! This would be a great way for me to get started. :)

  6. I love growing my herbs in my pot (especially that naughty mint!), but would love to expand my container gardening! :)

  7. I have Chives, Onions, Garlic, Mint, Sorrel, and Strawberries growing in my containers garden right now. Overwintering veggies are awesome!

  8. I haven’t done much container gardening outside, but I have had success growing Meyer Lemons in my kitchen. This year I will put the bush out for the Summer. Last fall I also replanted two of my favorite sweet pepper plants in containers, took them in and enjoyed a good continuing yield through the whole Winter. Now I am attempting to propagate these two pepper plants by rooting some cuttings.

  9. Stephanie says:

    I grow mint, hyssop, cilantro and other herbs in containers by the pathway where people walk their dogs next to my house – everyone can see how productive containers can be! I find it’s a great idea to grow invasives like mint in containers so that they never have the chance to take over the weaker species I grow in beds.

  10. i grow everything in pots;tomatoes,peas, potatoes, herbs of all types, carrots, radishes, want to try the new corn short season but can’t find the seeds. only thing i have planted permanently now are my blueberries, currants, raspberries and rhubarb. but, they too were raised in pots.

  11. Gabrielle says:

    We have tried various crops in containers– one year, it was blue sweet corn! But we always have a potted Meyer lemon going, since it needs to come indoors to survive the winter.

  12. Oh, I had that book for years, I LOVED it, and then I loaned it out to a friend (can’t remember which now) and haven’t seen it since. I grow some herbs (basil, mint, oregano) in pots , 2 blueberry bushes, and I have a cherry and an apple tree in some giant pots, but they are not super happy there so I may donate them to a neighbor with room. Container gardening is perfect for those of us in the city with postage-stamp yards. I am still trying to figure out if I could have chickens back there….

  13. kelly ann woods says:

    Hey there!

    I currently grow tomatoes, beans, peas, all kinds of hers, kale, lettuces, nasturtiums, sweet peas and a lovely collection of dwarf sunflowers.

  14. I grow salad greens and herb in containers on my deck so that they are easily accessible.

  15. Herbs and tomatoes. It is easy to have herbs close to the kitchen. I do tomatoes both in ground and in pots, I had 15 plants last year.
    I really enjoy your blog, we are eating out of the larder, thanks for the challenge.
    I signed up!

  16. Jennifer says:

    Very excited that Canadian residents are eligible for this giveaway!!

    I grow herbs (rosemary, mint, parsley, and basil) in containers, and potatoes. I grew alpine strawberries one year and they did very well! I need to do that again.

  17. I have had mixed success. I’ve grown lettuce, kale, and herbs, the rest of what I planted either got funky or didn’t grow :(

  18. I’ve got a quite a few things that I do in containers. Blueberries, gooseberries and currants. Tomatoes, peppers and herbs. I’m dramatically expanding my container garden this year, using homemade self-watering containers made from those ubiquitous rectangular plastic storage bins (I found the plans in The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible). They’re not exactly pretty, but I’m excited to see how they produce! I’ve got leeks going in one, snap peas in another, and turnips and beets in a third. I’ve got four containers worth of seed potatoes waiting for a containers (I have the stuff, I just need to put it together), and plans to do tomatoes, a couple of kinds of mini-melons, some scalloped squash, cucumbers… Maybe some bush beans. I have the materials for 15 containers, I just need to get them all assembled!

    I signed up for the newsletter :-)

  19. Vaishali says:

    Tomatoes, chillies and herbs.

  20. I grow peppermint, strawberries and a lemon tree in containers in Portland. The lemon tree has not been too successful, although it looked great when I bought it at the local nursery. I want to try more plants in containers because our neighbor to the south has evergreen trees which have been gradually taking away our backyard sun.

  21. My name is Veronica, I have a small garden area in my back yard but have had much better luck growing the extra hot peppers : Thai Hots, Volcano, Habanero, etc. in smaller containers and thus have stuck with using my garden space for other items and keeping the peppers in pots from the get go.

  22. I have not grown veggies in containers before. We just moved into a city lot and do not have a big garden space this year. Going to try peppers, tomatoes, beans and salad greens.

  23. We’re still nurturing a little mini lemon tree in a pot that goes out a few months in the heat of summer but stays indoors the rest of the time.

  24. Currently growing horseradish in a container on my patio, everything else at my 100sf P-Patch here in Seattle.

  25. I mostly grow herbs, I’ve tried a lot of other things but not very successfully :-)
    Right now I have some onions and strawberries going.

    /blyger

  26. Kristin P says:

    Last year was my first try at container gardening – I had 5 banana peppers growing in pots on the sidewalk leading up to my apartment. This year, I have my tomatoes and hot peppers going already – and plan to give some herbs a try! Fennel, here I come!!

  27. Lisa Blackshaw Reid says:

    At the moment I have blueberries, strawberries, chives, oregano, thyme, sunchokes and kale in containers. I have also grown tomatoes, peppers, basil, mini zucchini, beans, chard, lettuce and nasturtiums, and plan to add carrots, peas & eggplant this year. My garden/patio area is quite small, so I supplement with pots & containers.

  28. This is so great! I live in a small apartment in the city but have my living room windows full of plants in containers. I just bought a pineapple plant on a whim and grew a few peppers last year, but mostly it’s just herbs for now but I would love to expand to more vegetables that I can actually eat.

  29. I’ve tried herbs in containers w/ success. Would be interested in learning and trying more varieties!!!

  30. Always just done herbs and flowers…but i’m planning Sungolds this year – first year in the new place and we have very limited deer-proof space until we fence!

  31. Mary Henry says:

    Igrow tomatoes in containers and have for over fifteen years. I began it in the upper midwest (Mpls, MN) because I had no sun except on the parking pad. Over the years, that success has led me on to growing many other things edible in containers, including blueberries, cucumbers, peas, potatoes, lettuce, melons, onions and a variety of herbs. I have begun including eye-catching veggies in my mixed floral pots too – purple-leaved mustards and lettuces, onions for the upright accent, peas for drape and herbs for green fillers.

  32. Gayle Hoffman says:

    I just signed up for the High mowing newsletter and look forward to learning more about container gardening. I have just started a raised bed and have Rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries and garlic.

  33. Deborra Sanders says:

    I have grown all herbs, tomatoes of all kinds, peppers, eggplants, and lettuce in containers. My favorite thing to grow is mesclun lettuce in a whiskey barrel. I love to eat the thinnings or to cut the leaves and leave the plant. I get a lot of lettuce this way. This year, we are going to put water troughs on our deck which will greatly expand our growing space.

    Someone early in the comments asked about growing in the black fabric containers that appeared in the last few years. I tried one, but was disappointed in the results. The seedlings just never grew sturdy.

  34. The only edibles I’ve container-grown are tomatoes and herbs. Reading so many success stories has me wanting to try others this year!

  35. Right now, I just have a couple strawberries in a hanging basket, which I put some nasturtium seeds in. I also have rosemary, thyme and bay in a container, and am starting some of those mini belle pepper seeds inside that I’ll put in a pot in the sunniest spot I can find. Maybe I’ll interplant it with basil!

  36. I have tried lettuces and spinach without success. I am handicapped and need to grow in very raised containers. This year I’d like to try bell peppers and beets. I am also going to plant asparagus crowns. These seeds and books would help me immensely, as I am a novice.

  37. I grow primarily herbs in containers, sage, thyme, marjoram, chives, lemon verbena. They are right on our deck and so are handy on a rainy winter evening.

  38. Lindsay T says:

    This is the first year I’ve had actual ground plantings, and in the past I’ve tried tomato, beans, herbs, and carrots. This year, I’m doing my pho toppings trifecta in succession plantings – green onion, cilantro, and Thai basil. Unfortunately the green onion sproutings got baked in a recent warm day, so they’ve been moved to the shade in the hopes of saving them!

  39. Jen Burke says:

    I grow all kinds of mint and herbs. I tried a lettuce garden in a pot and that didn’t work for me. I ordered a bunch of seeds from this company after you posted about getting their seeds :-)

  40. I subscribe to your newsletter and I grow tomatoes in containers.

  41. I have to grow everything in containers. Poor soil and large gophers you know. I have some jalapeno peppers in a barrel with bell peppers. The largest plants are 3 years old. I trim them down after it gets cold and first thing in the spring they start growing again. I LOVE bread and butter jalapeno rings on my grilled cheese sammies.

  42. Some wacky lady from somewhere up in the northwest put me onto High Mowing seeds awhile back and I am already subscribed and have purchased from them. They are great people. I plant tomatoes and peppers in containers, and this year I am going to expand container planting to use WalMart reusable grocery bags ($.50 each) and set in a kiddy pool to make them self watering.

  43. Most of our plants are out in the garden proper because we have enough space and it’s easier for me to keep things watered, but we grow peppermint in a big pot so that it doesn’t turn invasive. This year I’m going to try tomatoes in pots near the house to see if we might actually ripen some in our cool NW summer. Maybe peppers or eggplant too?

  44. I grow tomatoes in containers every year due to the issues with blight in our yard. :( But this year I’m trying something new and growing potatoes in burlap sacks! :)

  45. All signed up.
    I’ve tried to grow cherry tomatoes and pumpkins with no luck. I am trying again this year and could probably benefit from the good advice in this book. I am also expanding to lettuce and would like to create a permanent herb garden in containers (right now they just fit wherever they fit in the big garden beds).

  46. I signed up for the newsletter, so exited to be pointed in the right direction for container gardening edibles! I live in a subsidized apartment complex and we can’t plant in the ground so.I hope to have a good container garden growing 1/3 of our fresh food needs :-) that is the hope! I think what I am most exited about growing is an array of heritage tomatoes for canning and salsa mmmm yum
    Marah

  47. This year, peas and tomatoes!

  48. Signed up! I just received an Improved Meyer Lemon tree in the mail, and I have been anxiously monitoring the moisture sensor I added to the soil in hopes of keeping it healthy and happy. We just moved into a house and have some remodeling plans that will require digging up around the perimeter, so we’ll be doing most of our food gardening in containers until that’s all finished.

  49. Mary Frances says:

    I’ve got a rectangular box that’s part of my deck design that I plant with herbs (chives, basil, cilantro, rosemary, thyme) and I’ve done cherry and grape tomatoes before; I plan to do more container gardening, as I have a very small urban garden and the raspberries have taken over one garden bed (and we love fresh raspberries on summer mornings) and I’m still growing flowers in the other bed. So beans, peas and more tomatoes in containers this year!

  50. mostly herbs but also some tomatos

  51. I grow potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes in half-wine barrels all around my yard, which keeps the beasts in check. As well, I grow herbs in a pot on my upper deck so that they’re close to the BBQ and kitchen for a quick addition to a roast in the oven, a pot of soup on the stove, or a beer-butt-chicken on the grill.

    Natalie

  52. last year we were confined to the space on a Chicago style front balcony (aka small). We had minor success with climbing beans; we had high hopes for all kinds of stuff like carrots and onions but our tomatoes took over and thats pretty much all we had going out there. This year we are starting a community container garden in the back yard (also Chicago sized…) for 12 interested units in the building. Super psyched for added container plots. Gonna try kale and spinach this year too. All signed up and fingers crossed.

  53. The list we’re attempting this year: 3 kinds of tomatoes, 3 kinds of peppers, spinach, kale, beans, carrots, onions, collards, basil, cilantro, sage, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and ground cherries… all in containers. We’ll see how it goes, but I love trying it all!

  54. Nicole S. says:

    Herbs herbs herbs! And tomatoes in 5 gallon buckets. I got some strawberries to try again this year, too.

  55. In my NE Portland urban yard, all of our gardening is in containers and raised beds. This year we have put in lettuce, peas, onions, garlic and (this weekend) potatoes. Later in the spring we’ll plant pickling cukes and butternut squash. In barrels we have blueberries (the raspberries and huckleberries are in the ground). I might try building a strawberry tower like I saw on a blog recently (here?) in the hope of keeping them off the ground and away from the slugs. We’ve also got herbs in containers – thyme, chives, sage. The darned rosemary will be moved out of a raised bed and into the ground – can’t kill that thing!

    Signed up for the newsletter! Yay!

  56. I grow tomatoes and some onions but I would love to expand that to see how much I can produce that way.

  57. Debbie Farnam says:

    I have always been a flower gardener in the city, however, we have moved to northwest AR where it’s warmer and happily, I have no squirrels to jump up to my second floor balcony. Can I possibly grow tomatoes?? Since I have no ground I have no choice but to fill the area with containers. So far I have rosemary, basil, thyme, chives lettuce and hot peppers. Bu this year I am trying my hand at seeds which I started in milk jugs. I have cherry tomatoe and several flowers – Shasta daisy, rudbeckia and morning glories. Many plants to share. Will there be a place to sit?

  58. Elizabeth F says:

    I have herbs in pots, some of which I bring in over the winter. I have basil and rosemary and thyme and sage and parsley and cilantro. I grow cherry tomato and grape tomatoes in pots; my regular slicing/canning tomatoes are out in the garden. I also have the lettuce up on the patio and some spinach as it is easier for me to quickly step out there to pick a bowl, then to change shoes etc and hie on down to one of the main gardens. I would love to try more. Thanks for the chance to win such a fantastic prize.

  59. The gophers killed my in-ground fruit trees (VERY sad: a fully mature Anna apple, white nectarine, and satsuma plum, and the apricot is looking exceedingly unhappy).

    So now I have a pomegranate, dwarf banana, and dragon fruit in pots, as well as a blueberry, a number of herbs, and a BIG pot of sorrel.

    I’d love to try more, but managing watering and fertilizer has been my top challenge. I’d be very curious about what The Bountiful Container has to say about these issues!

    Thanks, Erica!

  60. Kellie Schmidt says:

    We grow heat loving plants – tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and basil in containers in the greenhouse.

  61. Caroline says:

    Basil. Lots and lots of basil. So I can make lots and lots of pesto.

  62. Herbs and tomatoes. I’ll be trying cucumbers, squash and cantaloupe this time in addition to the usual crops.

  63. I’ve got strawberries and mint each in a large fancy container. I grow potatoes in my small recycling bins (they’re like tote boxes), and I’ll probably do small carrots in a couple more of those bins this year as they just haven’t been doing well in the ground (too much clay and rock). I planted two strawberry pallets this year too – that’s technically a container, right? I’ve got them up on end making a vertical half-wall on one corner of our patio. And then, of course, horseradish in a garbage can. I’ve been doing that one for three or four years now. We love the horseradish!

  64. Jeff Youngstrom says:

    Did some cherry tomatoes last year. Oh and some mint. Just starting to dip our toes in edible gardening.

  65. Melons, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes…

  66. I grow my lettuce in containers because I can move them farther into the shade as the summer heats up extending my harvest.

  67. Tiffany McLeod says:

    I mostly plant tender herbs like Rosemary in pots, so I can winter it over in the pumphouse…

  68. I grow everything in containers! Let’s see here: an Italian plum, a Montmorency cherry, and a five-way grafted apple tree; Top Hat blueberries, Brazelberry raspberries, Tri-star and Seascape strawberries; Sungold and Matt’s wild cherry tomatoes, Italian bullhorn, cayenne and sweet bell peppers; all the basic herbs; broccoli, kale, mustard, radishes, arugula, turnips (the little, Japanese kind); carrots, scallions and snap peas. Also edible flowers, mostly nasturtiums, violas and borage.

  69. I grow much of my herbs and tender greens in pots on the patio. When I lived in Central Oregon we grew everything in containers, even if the season was too short – we just enjoyed watching them grow. :)

  70. Dorothea says:

    I’m growing rosemary in containers right now – so far, so good! I’d like to add other herbs, and a few vegetables, eventually. Unfortunately, I have a very small lot and direct sunlight is at a premium.

  71. Lettuce, by the tonne

  72. B.E. Ward says:

    I don’t grow anything in containers.. yet!

  73. High Desert gardening can be a challenge with extreme temperature swings (even during the summer). I keep my heat loving tomatoes and peppers in containers. I always wanted to try sweet potatoes, but I’m not sure how they would do in containers…What do you think?

  74. I have grown chives, garlic, and tomatoes in containers. Strawberries in wine barrels too until the neighborhood deer thought we were gifting them to them and nibbled them to stubs. I currently have some salad mix seeds starting to sprout and some lemon thyme,oregano, sage and peppermint growing as well.

  75. This is wonderful!! I have grown lettuce and strawberries in containers and would love to try more! More herbs this summer.

  76. Eve Martino says:

    I grow mostly herbs in containers on my deck but have done tomatoes in the past. I also have strawberry plants and blueberry top hat bushes in pots.

  77. This year: tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, basil, radishes, and pac choi!

  78. Dickson Nichols says:

    Chives, lemon balm, tarragon, sage, basil, thyme, rosemary, mint, lettuces, Swiss chard, several varieties of peppers and tomatoes… signed up for Seed Bin, thanks.

  79. Kit Maloney says:

    I’m super tentative when it comes to growing plants. I really *want* to have a thriving garden, but get easily overwhelmed with all of the information and “should do’s” and “don’t do’s”…. I had a small herb container garden last summer, but it all looked rather spindly. I will try again this year though. I love basil… I started following this blog for ideas (and to be a bit of a vicarious gardener!) and I will be happy to receive the High Mowing newsletter as well. Thanks for the recommendation. :-) Kit

  80. I grow sweet peppers in containers. It’s nice to be able to bring them in on cold nights. I even managed to overwinter them inside and got a few (tiny) peppers in the spring!
    I signed up for the newsletter and am looking forward to reading it!

  81. I’ve done the best with herbs, but not so well with veggies grown in pots in my driveway…the only spot on our property with even the hope of enough sun. I try to be optimistic…am growing more root veggies this year.

  82. Trina Bernice says:

    Tomatoes, herbs, and greens :)

  83. Francisca says:

    I grow tons in containers in the greenhouse. It keeps the deer away and our season is so short here in Port Angeles that the plants need the extra heat. Have done best with herbs, peppers and tomatoes. I have a bigger greenhouse this year that my hubby built. Can’t wait to get my starts out there.

  84. Cheryl B. says:

    We’ve grown everything from Sweet corn to Summer squash. Green beans to tomatoes. It is the perfect way to have a garden in a small space.

  85. Christina says:

    I grow herbs and strawberries in pots. I’d also like a dwarf Meyer lemon tree in a pot. I signed up for the newsletter.

  86. Janice Dodd says:

    Cherry tomatoes, eggplant and peppers. All those heat lovers get to be in pots
    up against the fireplace brick in a protected corner. Gets them through the cold
    nights and gets us veggies we wouldn’t have otherwise.

  87. I had great luck with Yellow Taxi tomatoes last year!

  88. I’ve been thinking about growing some veggies in containers, but haven’t ever done it. I’d like to try some salad mix or some green beans as well as some tomatoes!

    • Salad mixes grow very well in containers! I am in Florida, so that part of our season is over but I am wondering if I can continue them inside near a window. I guess I will find out soon enough, will be moving them inside within the next month as the temperature rises.

  89. I signed up for the newsletter :)

  90. Margaret Maggie Porter says:

    We grow peppers, tomatoes and fresh herbs in our containers

  91. AISHA BOUZIANE says:

    Basil, mint, oregano, lavender, marjoram, savory, chives, burnett, tomatoes, arugula, mustards, artichokes, lettuces, cucumbers, beets, radishes, and one yuzu tree!

  92. I have grown tomatoes that didn’t fare well. Maybe the wrong variety for containers? But my flowers and rosemary do well. Perhaps I need to research varieties that grow in pots?

  93. Tamara Sonaty says:

    The only thing I have not tried to grow in pots are watermelons .cantaloupes and potatoes! I have 10 green thumbs and don’t know how I even do it! Things just grow when I plant them!!! Strawberries in a sandbox are the BEST!

  94. Right now I’ve got strawberries and herbs (rosemary, oregano, lemon balm, dill, and sage) in pots. I like having some of those herbs come back year after year on my front porch. I’m way more likely to grab a few herbs to throw in dinner if they are right outside the front door.

  95. I grow tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans, spinach, onions and various types of lettuces and herbs. Next I would like to try fruits. :)

  96. I’ve done lettuce, dill and cilantro. I just bought some new pots for my little guy to plant some radishes this spring.

  97. I grow blueberries, strawberries and lettuces in containers

  98. I just signed up for the seed newsletter too. This is my first year of container gardening in arizona. I am in a rental house and not able to plant inthe lawn so I am experimenting with storage containers. I have watermelon, zucchini, beets, potatoes, onions, peppers, lettuce and greens as well as herbs. We’ll see how it goes. Thanks for the good info.

  99. We grow tons of stuff on our deck in containers-tomatoes, cukes,blueberries, grapes,apple trees,peppers,raspberries,currants,garlic,onions,lettuce,Meyers lemons, lime trees,herbs. We have an annual harvest feast incorporating as much as we can from the patio farm. Thanks for including Canadians – we’re on the left coast too and love your blog!

  100. Oh yeah – signed up for the newsletter .