5 Great Vegetable Planters For Patios & Balconies

There is typically a huge misconception with vegetable gardening that a person needs a huge yard in order to grow their own fresh foods. Those living in urban areas cannot say they don't have room for a vegetable garden any more. Anyone living in an apartment or condo can still grow awesome vegetables right on their patios or balconies. The increased interest in growing vegetables has led the way for some very innovative and useful vegetable gardening products to accommodate urban gardening - especially using container gardening. Here are five vegetable planters you can use to grow great vegetables in small spaces.

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The EarthBox

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The EarthBox Garden Kit is a super easy-to-use container gardening kit that features wheels for easy mobility, and takes just a few minutes to set up. It comes with everything you need to quickly grow great vegetables, including fertilizer, domolite and two germination covers. Just add potting soil and your favorite vegetable plants.

Garden Path Grow Box

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The Garden Patch Grow Box is similar to the Eartbox and will automatically feed and water your vegetable plants. All you have to do after the initial set up is plant and pick your favorite vegetables.

Mini-Garden Stacker

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The Mini-Garden Stacker is the perfect way to grow a fantastic herb garden on a patio, deck, or balcony – you can even use it indoors! It features nine pockets to hold herbs or flowers, is self-watering, and collapses for easy storage! Now you have an attractive, easy-to-care for herb garden almost any where. You can even hang the Mini-Garden Stacker up, which makes a great looking hanging basket that’s easy to reach.

Tomato and Vegetable Tower

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The Tomato and Vegetable Tower is a fantastic way for growing tomatoes and other vegetables on a patio or balcony. If growing tomatoes or vining vegetables, grow them upside down in the tower. For lettuces or peppers, grow them right-side up in the tower. The tower is self-watering and will be a nice looking addition to any patio.

Tomato Grow Bags

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The Tomato Grow Bags are gaining popularity as one of the preferred ways to easily grow tomatoes without any weeding or digging. The grow bags are porous so the plant roots can breathe and to allow for water drainage. Each bag holds about 15 gallons of soil and can accommodate two tomato plants.

There are no excuses for not growing vegetables on your patio or balcony now! Using these five planters will have you growing delicious, fresh vegetables all season long. If you live in an apartment or condo, try one of these great container garden solutions today!

Do you grow vegetables on a patio or balcony? Please share with us how you grow your vegetables!

6 Comments on 5 Great Vegetable Planters For Patios & Balconies

  1. I think I’ll take your advice and use Grow Bags too for my vegetables, we don’t have a huge yard either, and my mom really wants to have plant some vegetables too.

  2. The tomatoe and vegetable tower is a new one on me. I was thinking fo getting that instead of the upside-down hanging tomatoe planter. Looks elegant.

  3. great site for gardeners, been a rose lover and grower and now getting into some vegetable growing so look forward to more tips here!

  4. Kelly Santaguida // July 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm // Reply

    My husband and I have been talking about starting a garden for a couple of years now. This spring, I took the initiative to get a seed starter and start some vegetables and herbs. We ended up never breaking ground, so we have a container garden on our deck. It is doing really well!

    I found some good finds at some garage sales where I picked up deck boxes, barrels and wire baskets for next to nothing. It is the most successful garden we have ever had and the kids love it! I highly recommend container gardening. It can be quite simple to very involved. What ever works for you!

  5. Hi from Italy,
    unfortunately self-watering containers are way too much expensive in my Town, so I found a simple DIY solution (download a tutorial here).
    And now I am growing vegs myself!
    Mallo2011

  6. I have 2 Earthboxes that I used for the first time last year. I have a small condo balcony in Denver and I got the most beautiful tomatoes, and more than I knew what to do with! Super easy, kits contain all you need. Go to their website and check em out. I highly recommend the Earthbox.

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