Darin Engh, from Engh Gardens shares some ideas and suggestions for growing container gardens that are good enough to eat.
Benefits of container gardening
• Containers are mobile.
• No soilborne diseases that persist in the ground each year
• Container gardens almost never have weeds
Sometimes it’s fun to have a themed edible garden.
• A Green Springtime: a garden filled with a glorious burst of springtime vegetables and flowers
• Salad Basket
• Italian Garden
Flower, Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Window Box Instructions
1. Choose a window box with drainage holes
2. Fill the box two-thirds with potting soil
3. Mix in a handful of slow-release fertilizer
4. Place taller plants along the backside of the window box
5. Plant the remaining shorter or cascading plants toward the front and sides of the box
6. Fill in between plants with more soil, firmly pressing it in
7. Water the box and mount it in a location with proper sunlight conditions
You might be surprised at how many flowers and plants are actually edible. This is only a partial list:
For more information on gardening, you can contact Darin at Engh Gardens in Sandy or visit their website at www.enghgardens.com.