How To Pick A Container

You can grow plants in almost any container.  Here is how to identify a good container for growing:

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Depth is more important than diameter (or width if you are working with a square/rectangle) to help roots grow larger which should increase yield.  These numbers are minimum so an extra 2 inches in depth could make a big difference.  Here is a guide to how deep your container needs to be to grow specific vegetables.

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Holes at the bottom for drainage.  You can add these to most containers using a screw driver, drill, knife or other pointy sharp object.

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Terra-cotta allows air and moisture to penetrate the sides.  This is helpful if you are an over-waterer.

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Plastic is lightweight and can often be found in recycled form.  The lighter the color will reflect the heat, while darker colors will absorb the heat.

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Wood is the best insulator from the elements such as:

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Look around the house and get creative, re-use and recycle to avoid spending any $$ on a container.

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– GreenUp! Guy

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