I keep trying to plant anything, but the only thing that has taken root in the soil around this house is a clematis and it is pretty and all, but I want to try and get some of our favorite produce from what we grow.
I have been poking around and growing sweet potatoes in containers looks to be easy enough. So, I would like to do a potato box, too. But should we put that on our deck? Or would the cement patio be better? What else grows well in containers? (In the Northern Mid-west?) I know we can’t put anything out until near the end of May, but when should we start the sweet potatoes? Or… you know… any other suggestions?
With your advice, I’m really hoping we can be more sustainable this year. –Cat P.
First, have you read these posts?
- Container gardening for the space-impaired — it’s so simple, you’ll cry over your first tomato
- Container gardening part deux: Beyond thunderdome
Both were written by Cat Rocketship, who’s also in the Midwest. It also might be worth trawling our entire container gardens archive. That said, perhaps Homies have some more specific suggestions about sweet potatoes…