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When I don’t have a lot of time to take care of a vegetable garden but still want to enjoy the fruits of my labor in a gorgeous looking yard, I turn to Scotts® EZ Seed® Sun and Shade. Here you’ll find how I simultaneously planted an easy to care for container veggie garden while repairing a bare spot in the lawn all in one morning!
It’s been a good 3 years since the last time I got to plan and prepare our spring garden. Unfortunately, while I now have space for a garden, I just don’t have the time to care for it the way I would like. The kids really wanted to plant something, though. I thought if we got the right kind of veggies we could attempt a container veggie garden. I talked to my mom and we decided peas, lettuce, and carrots should do pretty well.
With kids in tow, we went to Walmart to find our seeds. While there, I saw Scotts® EZ Seed® and knew I needed to grab it too. After a season of apples falling by the bucketload, our lawn had some bare spots that needed repairing. From a distance, it didn’t look too bad, but up close you realized all the green was a moss covering that was spreading and eating away the gorgeous lawn.
Thankfully EZ Seed® really is easy. 3 simple steps illustrated on the back of the bottle, told me this was a project I could do before lunch and all by myself too. I set the boys to work filling our pot for the container veggie garden and went to work on the lawn. A couple passes with the rake over the dead spots, some seed spreading, a little water, and I was set to check on the boys.
It took me all of 5 minutes to begin the repair process to our lawn with the EZ Seed®. I spent a little time being fascinated by the expanding seeds, but then I was able to head back and help the boys plant their veggie garden. They had filled our pot about halfway with good dirt from the garden bed, and then we topped it with some top soil we picked up along with the seeds.
Gardening with kids is so much fun because you get to explain every little step of the process. Why are we using a trellis? What is a trellis? I grabbed this cute red one for a pop of color next to our green lawn. The boys helped plant the pea seeds, and we talked about their favorite veggies. The lettuce came next and adds a nice look since it’s already sprouted. I tried to show the boys the roots, but they were more interested in prepping their watering cans.
While they got the water ready, I quickly added the carrot seeds to the front of the pot. I may not be great at layering my fashion, but I can layer a garden!
Ready to layer your own container veggie garden? Here are the keys to remember
- Pick a plant that will grow up, like peas, or green beans. Add a trellis to the back of your container to encourage upward growth.
- Avoid bushy plants like tomatoes. Tomatoes can grow in a container, but would be best by themselves.
- Choose a smaller upward growing plant, like lettuce, spinach, or herbs. Plant these in the center of the container.
- Finally, a root vegetable, like onions, and carrots, can be added to the containers front end.
- Use a nutrient-rich top soil, and make sure the container you use has good drainage.
What would you plant in a container veggie garden?
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26 thoughts on “Plant a Container Veggie Garden and Enter to Win $1000 Walmart Gift Card”
I would love it if my grass looked better. I should have my husband pick some Scotts sun & shade up for our yard.
You definitely should!
I would love to be able to grow vegetable garden. Everything that I’ve ever tried I’ve killed, I think I need lessons LOL.
Keep trying Jeanette! I’ve found the key is really good soil. So if your soil is too clay-like, or too gravelly, you need a nice top soil. Raised beds work great, or some containers 😉 Then you know exactly what soil is in it.
I really need to do this. I have 2 large containers and 3 small that are just waiting to be planted! I want to do a salsa garden.
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Oh, that’s an awesome idea, Melissa! You could do some tomatoes in the large one. Then cilantro and garlic in a small one, and a couple different peppers in the other 2 small containers.
Our grass could use a little TLC. I need to grab some Scotts fertilizer & help it out a little.
What cool family project! We use Scotts fertilizer on our lawn, and it’s awesome!
What a great project to make with the kids!! My kids love to garden but I think containing in the container is a great way to help them stay focused with a bit less work.
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This is a great post for me. I want to start a container garden, but don’t know to get started.
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What a great contest. I love to garden so this comes at the perfect time of year when I’m starting to think about what I’ll plant.
I want to do this soon! I use to have a big garden, but it got to be to much. We don’t need as big of a garden as we had. I think a nice small garden for us would be great. I want to start some off in some containers too.
I love this idea. Managing a whole garden seems too overwhelming, but the container gardening looks easier to maintain.
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We’re just getting ready to fertilize and seed. I have a new porch, and plan on doing several large pots with flowers. I also have a new raised bed for some veggies! So excited to get our lawn started!
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We love this time of year because we get to plant new veggies. We just built a raised bed so we can grow some veggies. I love the idea of a container veggie garden for small spaces!
This is a fantastic way to have a garden. I grow all my tomatoes in pots. I am so excited for the warmer weather to get here so i can start planting.
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I’d love to plant a few more things this spring. The kids are old enough to help, and I think we’d enjoy tackling the project together.
That is a cute pot and I’m sure planting something with your kids is fun. I don’t dare try, I have too much respect for plants. And pots.
hahahahaha Lee! A small container garden would be perfect to start with.
I love the idea of a container veggie garden. We travel, and having the plants be portable means I can take them to my sister’s when we are done so they don’t die!
yes, that is an awesome benefit!
I think I’ll give this a try for sure. I have a lot of fire ants in my yard, so this is a way I don’t have to worry about them.
Looking forward to yard work soon! The chilly spring has me wishing for lawn care season
We dont have much of a yard to work with where I live so this would be an awesome project for me and the kiddos.
I’m going to give this a go. There are a lot of fire ants in my backyard This is a method to ensure that I don’t need to be concerned about the ants.