Hi - here is a site that talks about container gardening. It may be helpful.
We are going to try container gardening this year. I purchased an earthbox to give that a try. Plus, we use heaps of 5-gal buckets of paint, so am saving those and will plant tomatoes or whatever in those as well.
You might want to consider a method of gardening called Square Foot Gardening. .........
lol .. seems this site gets two votes. Missed seeing your response.
for those doing gardens - I forgot to mention marigolds and garlic around the borders help repel insects - they dont like them
Hey, I just found this thread as I was milling around the site.
Hubby and I started gardening 5 years ago and we love it. (Regular gardening, not container.) We have 2 gardens actually, one good sized one in the backyard and another on a piece of land we own about 1/2 hour from our house.
We've certainly gone through ups and downs with the gardens (deer eating all our yams, so many squash one year we couldn't give them away, the year we couldn't find our potatoes, the sneaky squash that likes to hide and ends up being as big as a baseball bat-LOL!)
It's fun, a lot of work, but fun. I do despise weeding though, and basically leave that to my hubby. ha I do love the fact that with the mild weather in AL we have stuff in the garden all year 'round. Right now it's onions, collards, lettuce and sugar snap peas (they are still growing). When the garden is in full swing, we have about 5 kinds of lettuce, 4 kinds of tomatoes, bell and banana peppers, onions, radishes, 2 kinds of carrots, kale, collards, string beans (2 kinds), lady peas, black eyed peas, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, spinach, and other stuff we "try out". We don't do well with corn or melon. We do have a large blackberry patch (which yielded big time last year), a peach tree, 2 apples, 2 pears and 2 grape vines that are still in the "baby" stages. We've never sold any of it, but we used to freeze a lot and make soups, tomato sauce, juice, etc. etc. This year I play to make a lot of veggie and fruit "chips" for the first time. YUM!
This is my favorite web place to find out info about gardening, there are many forums, one of which is container gardening... there is also organic gardening, hydroponics, growing under lights, etc. Check out hypertufa if you want to try your hand at making your own pots!
Enjoy the site...
I just got back from an appointment at a coffeeshop that has a lot of magazines, and there was a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication magazine strictly on container gardening. It will probably be available all month. The title is Container Gardening and the words are in green and blue. Right by the price it says: Visit Garden Shed Online- http://www.bhg.com/gardenshed.
I'm not sure how much about organic gardening they have in there, but you could probably adapt any organic gardening principles to the container garden ideas in the magazine. I bought it and it looks pretty good- it was about 7 bucks.
Hope that helps!