How-tos and other clues
for taking your rooms to
the next level
Questions? Click here.
Planter boxes and large urns are ideal containers for gardens, especially for those who
donít have large spaces. Containers can be arranged in sunny locations on a deck or patio.
Flank your front door with two containers, especially when you want a shot of color next to
a house painted in neutrals. Dwarf vegetables and herbs grow well, yielding enough
seasonings and veggies for several families to last throughout the fall and winter months.
Fill your container (be sure it has good
holes for drainage) with a commercial
potting/fertilizer mix. If youíre starting from
seed, poke shallow holes in the soil with
your finger, then set in the seeds before
covering. Water gently but thoroughly so
you donít disturb the seeds. If youíre using
starter plants, sandwich tall ones between
medium seedlings. Place Vining plants
along planter box edges. Fertilize
biweekly and water once a day, twice
daily in hot climates and temperatures