Not everyone has enough space or time to grow a full-size vegetable garden. You may live in an apartment, condo or just have a busy lifestyle. Choose the vegetables you love the most to grow in containers. It takes a minimal amount of space and time to care for the plants, but you still have fresh vegetables to harvest right outside your back door.
Fill each planter with potting soil to within 1 inch of the top. Mix in an organic, slow-release fertilizer as recommended by the manufacturer.
Start the seeds indoors in small containers, in late winter. Plant the indoor seedlings or nursery vegetable plants in the spring, after the last frost. Dig a hole in the planter soil the same depth and a bit larger around than the plant's rootball.
Remove the plant from the original container. Place it in the container hole and push soil to fill up the space around it. Press, lightly, on the top of the soil to remove air pockets. Repeat this process for all of the vegetable plants.
Place all the planters in a location that will receive full-sun for most of the day. Water all of them, until excess water drips out of the bottom drainage holes.