Fixing 8 Common Problems With Container Gardens

Container gardening is an awesome growing method, especially for us cold climate growers, but it’s not without its issues. We picked the 8 most common issues container gardeners will face and how we solved exactly those issues!

Container gardens are often looked at as being an “easy” gardening solution, so it can throw many gardeners off when they develop a number of issues that are directly caused by having your garden in containers. We tried to provide our best guidance, based on decades of growing food in containers.

Once we solved all the issues with container gardening, the method has generally been one of our “go-to” growing techniques. Although we do practice other methods from traditional to non-traditional, our container gardens are always a source of inspiration for us and hopefully you all.

Since we grow in the subarctic, one of the main things we focus on in our “public” gardening practice is various variety trials. Container gardens are almost always one of the growing methods we use to test those varieties.

We grow a ton of food in containers. A non-comprehensive list of what we grow in them includes:

Tomatoes, peppers, herbs, beans, corn, artichokes and quite a few others!

We’ve tried some new things in this video that we haven’t practiced previously, that’s part of the deal with us becoming better at video editing.

Thanks a ton for watching & supporting us! We’ve received a tremendous amount of support from you all and we are extremely grateful for it!

We mention a couple of our other videos in this one, so here they are:

Our full container garden setup:

Water soluble vs. Granular Fertilizers:

You can check out our “OG” content at We’ve been writing content, focused on subarctic food growing, for nearly eight years now! There’s a ton of stuff you can learn there, whether you’re a cold climate gardener or not!

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Amy Johnson
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