How to plant a Patio Vegetable Garden

Spring is one of my favorite times of year for so many reasons, but especially because we plant our patio garden! We’ve been planting a patio garden for 12 years and it is the most inspiring experience!

I love how quickly the little seedlings we purchase at a local nursery grow into the most productive and amazing greens and herbs

And there is nothing better than heading into your backyard to pick lettuce to make a salad, or Swiss chard to make a quesadilla, or herbs to make a salad dressing or season a sauce!

Tips for Growing a Patio Garden

We started with some small pots on a ledge with herbs, then each year we added some more larger pots. Some years we purchased clay pots and others we purchased large plastic ones.

What grows well in patio pots In our experience, here is what grows really well in patio pots… Greens like lettuce, kale, and Swiss chard and all herbs are the easiest to grow.

Planting Basics – timing/ weather A basic gardening rule of thumb, whether you’re planting patio pots or in ground, is that greens are great in cooler, damp weather, herbs do well in moderate weather.

Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and the like do best in the warmer weather.

Size of pots I often get asked about the size of pots and what size should you plant in.  Part of the answer depends on your space. But in general, lettuce and greens do better in larger pots.

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Hi! It’s me, Karen, the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family! A mom of a celiac child and cooking gluten-free food & developing recipes for nearly 14 years.