Containers For Vegetables

You can grow vegetables in almost any container that has drain holes.  A plastic milk carton works very well.  Lots of other containers will work; whatever you can hustle.  If you want to find some comerrcial products, here are some choices.  We have used the Eatherbox with great success.

EarthBox RB-EB-PBB Garden Kit

by Earthbox

  • Wheeled garden box growing kit with fertilizer, dolomite, 2 germination covers
  • Great for cultivating vegetables, herbs and flowers on windowsills, decks, balconies
  • Sets up in just minutes to grow anywhere, indoors or outdoors
  • Just add planting mix, seedlings and water; includes foolproof instructions
  • Measures 30 by 13-1/2 by 12 inches (l x w x h); 2-1/2-cubic-foot soil capacity

Double your yields of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers with less fertilizer, less watering, and no weeding at all with the EarthBox Garden growing system. The patented EarthBox was developed by commercial farmers and proven in the lab and on the farm to bolster yields while consuming fewer resources. It also takes up less space, letting you grow healthy, robust veggies, fruits and more on the balcony rail or inside on the windowsill. The EarthBox measures 30 by 13-1/2 by 12 inches (l x w x h) for a soil capacity of 2-1/2 cubic feet. The box rests on four wheels and easily rolls into full sun and then moves to the back row so another Earthbox or your favorite potted flower can get sum rays. This maintenance-free growing system controls soil conditions and eliminates guesswork so vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers grow bigger, tastier and faster! The growing kit includes fertilizer, dolomite, and two germination covers for jumpstarting your garden. The box is UV protected for years of use, and it’s recyclable.  

The patented EarthBox was developed by commercial farmers and proven in the lab and on the farm. This maintenance-free, award-winning, high-tech growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden with less fertilizer, less water and virtually no effort! No digging, no weeding, no guesswork. Vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers grow bigger, tastier and faster in the EarthBox! The EarthBox Garden Kit measures 30" L x 13.5" W x 12" H and includes fertilizer, dolomite, two germination covers and castor wheels for easy movement. Almost any brand of potting mix for containers or hanging plants will work with EarthBox (not included), which has a large capacity of 2.5 cubic feet.

Felknor Ventures TT021112 Topsy Turvy Tomato and Herb Planter

by Felknor Ventures

  • Grow delicious tomatoes and herbs all season long in just 3 simple steps
  • Upside-down planter forces water and nutrients to flow directly down from root to fruit
  • No pesticides, digging, weekend, or backbreaking work required
  • Grow parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, mint, and other tasty herbs
  • Simple to set up and maintain

It doesn’t get much easier or more exciting to grow tomatoes or fresh herbs than with the Felknor Ventures Topsy Turvy Planter. Just place your tomato or herb plant in the Topsy Turvy, add your favorite potting soil, hang it, and add water. The upside-down planter uses gravity to force the water and nutrients down freely from the root to the fruit, yielding up to 30 pounds of ripe tomatoes per plant. Or grow fresh herbs like parsley, basil, oregano, rosemary, mint, and more. The planter acts as a greenhouse, using the sun to warm the plant, so the roots explode and thrive. Hanging the Topsy Turvy keeps it away from ground fungus, cutworms, and harmful bacteria. No pesticides, digging, weeding, or other dirty, backbreaking work is necessary to grow the yummiest tomatoes and herbs in the neighborhood. Create fresh seasonings, homemade sauces, and fun new recipes using your own ingredients. You can even grow them organically. Setup and maintenance are easy.  

The Topsy Turvy Tomato & Herb Planter is the most exciting new invention ever for growing tomatoes and fresh herbs. That's because the Topsy Turvy is an upside down planter, where gravity forces the water and nutrients to pour directly and freely down from the root to the fruit, yielding up to 30 pounds of ripe tomatoes per plant or fresh herbs including parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary, mint and more! Simply place tomato or herb plant in the Topsy Turvy, add favorite potting soil, hang it up and water. Sun warms the plant like a greenhouse, the root system explodes and thrives inside the planter. Plus, hanging in the air eliminates any ground fungus, harmful bacteria, cutworm damage - no pesticides, digging, weeding or backbreaking work! Create fresh seasonings, homemade sauces and fun new recipes.

Flambeau 6510TG-DS Compact Upside-Down Patio Garden

by Flambeau

  • Compact Version
  • Grows 2-4 Tomato Vines
  • Top Planter
  • Lower Stand
  • Expand your Gardening Space

New space - saving planter... The Upside - down Tomato Garden. Forget staking tomato vines. Let gravity take over with this innovative Planter that elevates the planting bed. Up to 4 tomato plants grow downward from 4 pop-out holes in the bottom. Hanging vines need almost no attention. Tomatoes ripen in the air, where they won�t rot. Grow additional veggies, flowers or herbs on top in normal fashion. The 12 x 12 x 4 1/2 base can be filled with sand for added stability. Heavy-duty plastic planter box is supported by a PVC center pole and durable PVC support posts. Slight assembly needed, no tools. Planter box is 15 sq. x 8 h. Stands 42 h. overall. Weighs 16 lbs. Put your green thumb to use, order today! The Upside-down Tomato Garden

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