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Chicago Landscape Spring Garden Designs

Chicago Landscape Spring Garden Designs




  1. 10 Herbs & Vegetables that can and do thrive in Container Garden Settings
  2. Selecting the appropriate planter for your Edible Container Garden Collection

A common mistake people often make is using garden or topsoil for vegetable containers. For planters, you should always stick with either a mix of garden soil and organic matter, or a reputable brand of garden soil specifically for potting. These types of soil blends are great with water retention while at the same time creating a better environment for access to oxygen that is essential to the plants’ root system because they typically drain better when watered.

container vegetable gardening

No matter which items you decide to grow, start simple, experts say. First-timers should make it even simpler by starting with plants rather than seeds. Especially because Chicago has such a short growing season.

Here are suggestions on Planter Selections & Location for the BBQ/Grilling Edible Container Garden: 1) If possible scout out a location that is convenient and nearest to Grill/Cooking Area for ease of access. Just make sure that you are at least a few feet from the heat of the grill to avoid scorching the plants. 2) Choose a nice sizeable planter both height and width, so that you can allow for plenty of root growth to ensure better moisture retention for your plants which ultimately will result in higher fruit production. I like to stick with planters that are taller rather than shorter (i.e. 30inches or taller); this is simply a personal preference so that one can quickly cut the herbs & grab veggies while grilling at or just below waist level. 

HERBS Recommended For Container Growing:

  1. Thai (Queen Siam) & Sweet Basil
  2. Garlic Chives
  3. Rosemary
  4. Oregano (Greek or Italian Variety)
  5. Thyme (French or Greek)
  6. Cilantro (Calypso)
  7. Sage (Pineapple Scented)

VEGETABLES  Recommended For Container Growing (typically anything that matures within 45 to 80 days)

  1. Cherry Tomatoes (Tombling Tom Yellow or Sweet 100)
  2. Bell Peppers (Sweet Red Popper, Bush Belle Hybrid or Sweet Golden Baby Bell)
  3. Regular Tomatoes (Early Girl or Patio)
  4. Cucumbers (Salad Bush Hybrid)





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