CONTAINER GARDENING for BEGINNERS: 10 Simple Steps

CONTAINER GARDENING for BEGINNERS: 10 Simple Steps

Would you like to start a garden? Container gardening is a simple and inexpensive way to get started. You can garden anywhere with containers. Add a container to a balcony, deck, or sidewalk, and you’re ready to go. Start small—a container or two is a great way to begin and gain experience. You may already have a container or bucket that you can use.

Introduction 00:00
Step 1: Choose the location 00:32
Step 2: Decide what to plant 00:57
Step 3: Choose the containers 01:42
Step 4: Fill the containers with soil 02:53
Step 5: Plant seeds and transplants 03:47
Step 6: Learn how to water correctly 04:42
Step 7: Fertilize your containers 06:23
Step 8: Spend time in your garden each day 06:53
Step 9: Harvest and eat what you grow 07:14
Step 10: Learn from your experience 07:42

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50 Comments

  1. Cana box on October 3, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Nice ring

  2. Rocking Guitar on October 3, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for your nice step by step tutorial on container vegetable growing. I’m starting a container garden from scratch in Southern California. I only have a patio between two buildings so I will not have full sun. I want to grow tomato’s, bell peppers, radishes, lettuce and maybe a yellow summer squash. I will see what your other videos cover.

  3. Amanda Hyde on October 3, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    All veg and fruit in my garden is container, it’s a balancing act and I’m loving it, everything this year due to a fantastic summer is doing well, uk… I would prefer raised beds but it is not possible so I’m becoming an expert at containers , not a drip water system in sight, keeping it basic and real , thanks for the tips, appreciated

  4. Angela U on October 3, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you very useful information. Great name BTW : ) Angela X

  5. Jojoe the Cockatoo on October 3, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    How do you grow carrots? I can’t get them to sprout

  6. CHIC COFFEEDENCE VEGAN on October 3, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Great video

  7. Mathurine Louis on October 3, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    We love you Angela. You are the best on gardening you tube

  8. Divinely Designed Ladies on October 3, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Super informative! Thank you!!

  9. Eva Eva on October 3, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    言語がわからない

  10. carolyn moody on October 3, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    This is just what I needed to see..many THANKS.. Blessings

  11. Krystal Nebel on October 3, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you so much for all the info. I am starting a container garden this year. I cant wait. I love trying new things in the garden.

  12. micksmixxx on October 3, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you, so much, ma’am, for the valuable information that you’ve offered us.

  13. Pradhuman Sharma on October 3, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    My issue with container gardening is fertilising.
    Just as you say, we need to fertilise more often due to water drainage system.
    Considering your area it recycles back to your soil, considering others as mine, we don’t have an inch of soil to drain through. It goes through drains.
    So i prefer raised bed or ground gardening more.
    Pots are good for ornamental plants.

  14. SATHTHIYAM KURU on October 3, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    What size container for brinjal?🙏🙏

  15. J. Clark on October 3, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Notes: containers NEED drainage holes; Miracle-Gro fertilizer — use per instructions 7 times then water very well with reg water the 8th time. It flushes out salts from MG; cukes & tomatoes won’t do well planted together in the same container.

  16. Gilberto Rodriguez on October 3, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Angela!!! Thank you for another great video !!! I have a question, I have a beautiful plum tree that it looks like a fungal infection is growing inside a couple of it’s branches and they are dying I don’t want to loose it because it’s plums are delicious, do you have any recomendations, thank you so much. You look great by the way. Have a nice rest of your week and a nice weekend too!!! Greetings from Tucson 🌵🌞🌵

  17. Minh Nguyen on October 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Very good advices and teaching, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful tips for beginner like me…I’m practicing and learning to gardening 🧑‍🌾 in pots because I live in a town home with very limiting space so it’s hard not to make mistakes …if I don’t watch show like your with a lot of USEFULNESS details …It’s help out a lot …appreciate your information.🙏🏻🌺

  18. Jinna Jimenez on October 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you, I learned so much!

  19. Journey with me_Erika on October 3, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    This was very helpful. Thank you

  20. Bonnie Armbruster on October 3, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Love your videos! I’m a container gardener this year even in my greenhouse

  21. Ac Tion on October 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Good stuff!

  22. Pamelia Dobson on October 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    OMG!!! Finally!!! A guide with step by step directions. I LOVE your channel!!! I have watched others that have the vegetables already planted without any guidance of size or types of pots to use or how many holes are needed. I live in zone 7 in Georgia but have not had much luck growing anything. I’m on the 3rd floor and only get the morning sun. I brought my house plants in for the winter and have them under grow lights. Perhaps I can use them on my balcony also after the sun moves. Thank you for the guide on types of pots. That may have been another thing that I was doing wrong. I have a deTf orange and lemon tree that I bought in 2019 that I have gotten maybe 1 fruit from each and that was BEGORE I reported them. None since then. After viewing this video. They get another chance before going in the garbage. Thanks again!!

  23. Ramasheka Taramasoa on October 3, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Beautiful and useful video. Thank you!

  24. James Guimary on October 3, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Your the best teacher of gardening your iexplanation is ok compare to other vloggers I’ll always watch your vidio in YouTube about gardening tips if I ask a question about gardening I’ll hope you can replay me thank you

  25. Revival Audio on October 3, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Do I have to sanitize the soil first to get all the bugs out or what’s the deal can someone please help me I keep on trying and I keep having problems…..

  26. Emz Santillan on October 3, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing☘️New subs new friend here ❤️💚🍀☘️

  27. Babs on October 3, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you much!! 👍🏽🥰

  28. Allison Burnett on October 3, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    An excellent video! I had not heard of the OLLA watering system. Looks awesome but quite pricey. There are some DIY options with terra cotta pots and a cork in the drainage hole plus a lid. Do you have any opinion on this inexpensive option or any personal recommendations? Thank you again for the informative and beautifully illustrated intro to container gardening!! I am starting a gardening club at the day program for adults with special needs in my community.

  29. Yo Se on October 3, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you for these videos!

  30. Paul Guerrero on October 3, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I just retired and wanted to do something different, 1st I got a small back yard, I mean 20-25′ Wide X 100′ if that, so any way I got the ‘PLANTING BAGS", and I mixed some soil, some of the seeds did germinate but only got a fruit or two. So I started all over, and the 2nd time did not work either, so I did some research & I threw away the bags, saved the soil, and I got 5 Clothing Bins w/lids. I drilled holes about 1” up from the bottom all the way around, no holes underneath on each bin. Then I drilled holes on one of the lids, and then I SIFTED the soil, once done , I put 1:1 ratio cow manure, w/new shifted soil from new bag, peat moss, then I put 2 hand fulls of lime, 5-5-5 fertilizer. The ‘SOIL MIX" came out very AIRY and SOFT, SHIFTING is Important, so I am now grow some cucumbers, yellow squash, 2 different varieties of tomatoes. I used ONLY HYBRID SEEDS, it is my understanding they will produce just one generation of fruit and that is fine, but the most important reason I chose HYBRID SEEDS, is that they grow both MALE & FEMALE flowers, they are SELF Pollinating. That is MY UNDERSTANDING. Other types of seeds will grow more FEMALE FLOWERS thAN MALE BY 10:1 RATIO. I know it is late into the season, but w/Climate Change,. I water the plants 2 times a week, and after watering them, I put a 1/2 tea spoon of Fish & Seaweed Liquid into a gallon of water, and then I only pour that on around the plants’ base. I think I might get about a 3-4 weeks of cool mild weather before the freeze hits here in the Galveston, Tx area usually in late Jan or Feb for sure. So I will see what happens. But am looking forward to planting early next year.

  31. M213 B213 on October 3, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Do you have another video about Hoyas?

  32. val flores on October 3, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    I love your videos! Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I live in Az and I thought I wouldn’t be able to grow anything out here. I’m excited to start my garden!

  33. Kristina 28 on October 3, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for this video! The pictures on what to grow in what size pots were perfect to screenshot, so I can refer to them later. This video was perfect. 🥰

  34. Mimi McGee on October 3, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Very nice video, thank you!

  35. Judah Jackson on October 3, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Wonderful video, you packed a huge amount of valuable information in 8 minutes 😯! The video had the perfect pace to to read the inserted slides.

    Thank you fir sharing your wisdom😀

  36. Cal’s Talk on October 3, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    I’m new

  37. RR craft studio on October 3, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Hello mam… I m frm india.. n i luv to watch ur videos ❤️.. very informative 👍👍👍

  38. Tennessee Nana on October 3, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    I had to watch this one more than once and stopped it several times since I was also taking notes and didn’t want to miss anything. I’m positive I’ll be referring to them frequently.

  39. Spectrum Empowerment Project Project on October 3, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you!

  40. Kayla James on October 3, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I am blind. I want to start container gardening. I have never gardened by myself before though. How many containers and plants would be a good start. I want to keep active and gardening might help.

  41. Eldora Willie on October 3, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Very good information about starting a container garden. I have many containers with plants. I always like to get information about container gardening to know if I am doing something wrong.

  42. Clair Williams on October 3, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Hi, very good info, thank you! How often to fertilize?

  43. Cal’s Talk on October 3, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Girl I can’t grow nothing

  44. K.L. Hollister on October 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Awesome video! Very informative and clear. Thank you!

  45. Ms. Lora Lee on October 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing and the tips! I will use them with my container garden!!

  46. Asha s Shenoy on October 3, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Explaining about garden is superb 👌💕

  47. Pam B on October 3, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you so much. This was a very helpful video!

  48. Mira Gonzales on October 3, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    ..youre wonderful…amazing garden…love that….love fr.PHILIPPINES…

  49. J. Clark on October 3, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    One year I raised 64 pots of vegetables and my elderly neighbor are well from my garden. Most containers I got cheap from a barbeque restaurant, but had to buy one 5 gallon container for cucumbers. I used 1/2 top soil 1/2 bagged compost. I ate a lot of veggies raw or stir fried quickly to keep nutrients. (I also bought raw almonds and made fresh almond milk twice a week.) Best thing about all of this was that my memory became much sharper even continuing for 6 months later after I had to move away and could not continue to garden. Still keep a bucket of bunching onions growing (now three years old) and smaller containers of fresh mixed greens planted about four days apart so I always have fresh salads.

  50. Tracy Watkins on October 3, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Love this Video, I will be starting my Container Garden in September. I am in Hot Texas. Thank You for the wonderful tips.

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