Are you planning your fall garden? We've got some container garden ideas whether you have a little space or a lot!
Container gardens are a great way to maximize space or grow food when you have no lawn. They can also help keep crops out of contaminated urban soils, even if you do have a yard. The best part? Container gardens can also be beautiful. Instead of planting rows, farm-style, you can artfully arrange or build your containers to give your garden variety, whether it's a big back yard or a tiny balcony.
If you're not sure what to plant in your fall garden, check out this article we shared earlier this week, which includes a helpful video on fall garden planning. It may be too late where you are to start your fall garden from seed, but you can purchase seedlings and still grow some of your own food this fall!
Ready to get planting! Here are 6 container ideas for your fall garden!
1. Herb Spiral
Got bricks? Add a couple of bales of hay, and stack them to create a beautiful spiral herb garden for fall. You can plant herbs or small seasonal veggies in your spiral.
Got a wine box handy? Don't toss it! Old wine boxes make beautiful planters for smaller fall garden additions like herbs and green onions.
This is probably the least pretty of our container garden ideas, but it's super handy. If you tend to kill your plants, a self-watering container can help save your plants!
Give an old pot a fresh face with a little chalkboard paint. You can use chalk to label the pots for your fall garden, then wipe the chalk away to write new labels as the seasons (and the plants you're growing) change.
5. Reclaimed Drawers Vertical Garden
Old dresser drawers and a reclaimed ladder make a beautiful, functional vertical planter for your fall garden needs. Planting vertically like this allows you to have more plants in a smaller space, and runoff from the higher up plants will nourish the ones below them.
Got a back yard but bad soil or a big weed problem? A raised bed gets your plants out of the ground. A basic raised bed is easy to build to exactly the size that you need, so you can configure yours to accomodate whatever space you have.
Are you planning a fall garden this year? Tell us about what you're planting and what containers you're excited to use!