22 Stunning Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas & Tips

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Follow these Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas to maximize harvest and make your edible garden less boring.

Growing a vegetable garden doesn’t mean it has to be boring, dull, and less interesting. On the contrary, it can be very enjoyable and attractive. If you want to know how? Just follow the tips below!

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1. Grow Climbers and Vines

Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Support climbing vegetables and vines and direct them upward with the help of a trellis or a cage or in any other way.

Such plants use vertical space and are abundant in production. Bitter melon (a unique tropical gourd known for its health benefits), gourds, cucumber, pole beans and other beans, Malabar spinach, vine tomatoes, squashes, peas, if you want to try– pumpkin and melons.

2. Choose Colorful Containers

colorful Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

You can brighten up your container vegetable garden by choosing colorful containers to grow your favorite vegetables and herbs.

3. Use Hanging Baskets

 hanging basket Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas
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Don’t cast out the idea of growing herbs and vegetables in hanging baskets. Tomatoes, strawberries, many other vegetables, and herbs can be grown in hanging baskets successfully. It also creates space!

4. Start One Pot Vegetable Garden

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This one-pot vegetable garden idea is perfect if you don’t have space to set up a container garden. It is also useful for those who have a small balcony or open window that receives full sun. We picked up this idea from the Sunset; read more there!

5. Try this Vertical Lettuce Planter Idea

lettuce-planter Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

We love this project done by Bonnie Plants, and why not? You can grow fresh herbs and greens easily in a limited space by following this idea. They have a DIY article on this for you to look at, check out!

6. Grow Edible Flowers

 edible flowers Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

To add some interest, color, and beauty, it’s a good idea to grow some edible flowers. You can use them in salads to garnish your meal or make sharbat.

Flowers like marigolds, calendula, viola, and nasturtiums can be tried. The list is long, and you can discover more names here.

7. Give Space to Herbs

herbs Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Your container vegetable garden may look incomplete if you don’t grow some herbs. Fresh herbs can enhance the taste of your meal always, so it’s a great idea.

You don’t need to grow all the herbs. Consider adding 2-3 plants that you like most and suit your location: Parsley, thyme, mint, sage, oregano, cilantro, and much more to choose from. A window box, a few small containers, and hanging baskets can also be used.

8. Tomatoes are Must!

Tomatoes Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Tomatoes are a wonderful and the most important addition to a container vegetable garden. They look beautiful too. Choose 2-3 varieties and grow a few plants to get a bountiful harvest of homegrown tomatoes. Learn about the best tomato varieties for the container in this post.

9. Add Colorful VarietiesContainer Vegetable Garden Design tricks

Vegetables and herbs with different textures, attractive foliage, and colors can be an excellent addition to your container vegetable garden; they can add visual interest to it.

Red hot pepper, red-stemmed swiss chard, round midnight basil, fine leaf rosemary with other herbs like lemongrass or thyme can make it look appealing. Here’s an interesting post on colorful vegetables for you to see!

10. Use Unique Planters

unique Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Use unique planters to provide virtual interest to your container vegetable garden. You can recycle and DIY your own planters or buy a few in unusual shapes and sizes. There are a lot of DIY ideas available on our website for help.

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11. Play with the Height

stunning Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

If you don’t want your vegetable garden to look boring, play with the height. Don’t use planters of similar size and height. Instead, group large and small containers together; this will create a visual appeal.

Tip: Group plants according to their height to create a garden-like surrounding effect. To do this, place tall plants in the back and short and low-growing plants like herbs and greens in front.

12. Grow a Citrus Tree

citrus pot Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Growing a lemon tree in a pot is not difficult and is probably an intelligent addition to your container vegetable garden. Here’s our step-by-step post on it!

13. Take the Help of Vertical Gardening

vertical Container Vegetable Garden Design tricks

The biggest challenge of limited space gardening is limited space itself. To beat this, take the help of Vertical Gardening. Use shoe racks, bookshelves, and plant holders to keep more pots.

If you’re a balcony gardener, railing planters and hanging planters are a must. Besides, there are many other unique vertical gardening ideas available here.

14. Start with the Productive Container Vegetables

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Try succession planting for continuous harvest and grow the most productive and easiest container vegetables for a successful harvest. Here’s our article on it.

15. Try this One Pot Herb Garden Idea

one pot herb Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas
Image Credit: Southern Living

Growing herbs is easy to grow along with other vegetables you’re growing. We found this One-pot herb garden idea on Southern Living fascinating for urban gardeners. See the full post here!

16. Stake them Up!

open Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Staking and caging are also good ways to grow vegetables like tomatoes easily in containers in a compact spot. You can train the plant to grow vertically, saving a lot of space.

If you have a sunny balcony, patio, or rooftop, you only need a large container to grow multiple plants together and enjoy a fresh, homegrown harvest.

17. Make a Salad Table Garden

salaad table Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

A Salad Table is an ingenious way to grow plants like spinach and lettuce. Just find a sunny spot and keep the table there, simple! You can easily get them ready-made from the market or make one for yourself at home.

Check out some impressive Salad Table Ideas 

18. Try Raised Beds

raised garden bed Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Instead of growing veggies on the ground, you can grow them in raised beds instead. They are easy to maintain this way, compared to a traditional garden–If you have a back problem, want to control the quality of the soil, or are looking to improve the drainage.

19. Go the Hydroponic Way

hydrophonic Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Want to grow vegetables hydroponically? Check out some of the best DIYs here. You can also use PVC pipes for this purpose. One similar DIY is here to watch on YouTube.

20. Grow Exotic Vegetables

exotic Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Finding fresh, exotic veggies like Black tomatoes, Romanesco Broccoli, Mexican Sour Gherkin, Dragon Carrot, Red Perilla, and Thai Basil can be a tough job at the supermarket–so why not grow them at your home?

21. Make a Movable Garden

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If your garden doesn’t get all the sunlight it needs, DIY a movable garden, which is basically a raised bed on wheels. This way, you can grow vegetables and move them around accordingly, where they get the right sun exposure to thrive well.

22. Save Space by Making a Herb Tower

herb tower Container Vegetable Garden Design Ideas

Yes! You read that right! You can grow not just herbs but some leafy greens as well in a tower form to save space and plant multiple of them together.

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