Having a potted vegetable garden for some is the most perfect and convenient way of having a vegetable garden but without all of the hassle of having a regular vegetable garden. The potted vegetable garden is handy in the respect it can be moved anywhere without any fuss or problems and can be grown almost anywhere regardless of weather or if you have a back garden at all i.e. if you live in a flat.
Potted vegetable gardens are often used to cultivate herbs and are also often the main staple of a traditional kitchen garden. Potted gardens are also perfect for those of us that still want a vegetable garden but find that their lives are very demanding which leaves them limited time to fully commit themselves to growing a full scale vegetable garden. A potted vegetable garden can be placed almost anywhere that there is sunlight and as long as you have enough time to rotate the pots once a day you can grow almost anything!
Most people start with several medium planting bowls that have a single drainage hole at the bottom. This hole needs to be covered, some people find that using broken ceramics are the best and it is also another way to recycle your broken plates and cups! Over the top of this a loose layer of gravel should be placed no higher than half an inch. Fill it with some good quality compost or compost you have managed to create yourself. Now that you have made sure that you have the right place for them to be situated with the correct amount of sunlight and have prepared the pots for planting, we need to begin with placing the seeds inside the pots.
With your finger push a little hole into the center of each pot and wiggle about so that a good depth is reached. Take your finger out and gently water the hole before putting in the seeds. Open up the packet and sprinkle the seeds into the hole. Collapse the hole, and gentle pat the soil over the seeds, not to tightly I must add, but gently. Again water the seeds with a small sprinkle of water. It is best to mark the pots in someway so that you know which one is growing which herb or vegetable. Place out into the sun where you choose for them to be and once a week turn the pots slightly and water them. Some people add growing intensifiers but that is a personal choice and up to you.