Start a container garden

Mark Macdonald shows seed packets. Photo by Ian Smith, The Vancouver Sun

Mark Macdonald shows seed packets.
Photo by Ian Smith, The Vancouver Sun

Level one
April 2011

Save money

  • Grow your own vegetables.
  • It is a great way to save money.

Start your garden

  • You don’t need a big space.
  • You can grow many things in a pot or a container.

Plant vegetables

  • You can plant some herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes and peas this month.

Put in a sunny area

  • Vegetables need about six hours of sunlight everyday to grow well.

Read the PDF. Try the Exercise.

You will need:

A container with holes, so water can drain.

A container with holes, so water can drain.

Outdoor potting mix. Garden soil is not good for containers.

Outdoor potting mix. Garden soil is not good for containers.

A packet of seeds.

A packet of seeds.

Easy steps:

1.Fill the container with potting mix.

1. Fill the container with potting mix.

2.Read the back of the seed packet carefully.

2. Read the back of the seed packet carefully.

3.Plant the seeds.  Follow the seed packet directions.

3. Plant the seeds. Follow the seed packet directions.

4.Pour a little water onto the soil.

4. Pour a little water onto the soil.

5.Keep the soil moist, not wet. Seeds can die from too much water.

5. Keep the soil moist, not wet. Seeds can die from too much water.

6.Put your container in a sunny place.

6. Put your container in a sunny place.

Photos by Nila Gopaul, special thanks to Art Knapp Urban Garden

One thought on “Start a container garden

  1. I do not know gardening but it seems that if you do the gardening and plant the vegetables ,then you can not eat them! You should take care of them like your pet,how could you cut them????

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