How to Start a Container Garden: The Complete Guide

There are so many good reasons to start a container garden! Perhaps you have small space or you’re just starting out and want a taste of gardening. Perhaps you like the idea of raising up your containers to go easy on your back, or you just like the look of colorful pots of tasty treats around your plot.

Whatever your reason, in this week’s episode Ben walks us through step by step starting a container garden from scratch. Helping his neighbor along the way, he’ll be answering all the questions you might want to ask while covering a range of delicious crops suitable for beginner growers and to growing in pots. You’ll learn how to tailor-make your potting mixes to what you want to grow and he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve for making them look the business too!

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