edible garden

DIY
Fall Edible Container

Fall Edible Container Project

Full Sun Project


Enjoy fall veggies with this simple container garden. Perfect for small spaces & patios! This is a freshly planted container. Please be aware that cabbages, collards, kale & cauliflower can grow rather large & will need space. When it gets too cold out for the lettuce, remove the lettuce to allow more room for the larger & hardier greens that will continue growing until spring.

Step 1: Find a spot outside that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.

Step 2: Choose a large pot that is 20 inches in diameter with drainage holes

Step 3: Fill the container about 3/4 full with Pike's Potting & Container Soil

Step 4: Mix in 1 cup of Dr. Earth's All Purpose Fertilizer

Step 5: Gently remove plants & place in soil according to diagram

Step 6: Add more soil making sure to fill in the gaps between plants & water well

edible garden

Recipe

A - Cilantro

B - Kale

C - Collard Green

D - Green leaf lettuce

E - Purple or green cabbage

F- Cauliflower

G - Thyme

H - Spinach

edible garden diagram

Shopping List

  • 1 - Cilantro 4"
  • 1 - Kale 4"
  • 1 - Collard Green 4"
  • 3 - Green leaf lettuce 4"
  • 1 - Purple or green cabbage 4"
  • 1 - Cauliflower 4"
  • 1 - Thyme 4"
  • 1 - Spinach 4-pack
  • 1 - 20-inch pot with drainage holes
  • 1 - Bag Pike's potting & container mix
  • 1 - bag Dr. Earth's All Purpose Fertilizer

Care Instructions

  • The green leaf lettuce will fade out as frost approaches.
  • Remove green leaf lettuce when it is too cold; this will also create more space for the cabbages, kale & collards to grow large.
  • Greens need water to grow well.
  • Check soil every 2-3 days, if soil feels dry several inches down, water well.
  • If the soil feels moist, check back the following day.
  • Fertilize monthly with Dr. Earth's All Purpose slow release fertilizer.