Container garden ideas for East side porch?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 15, 2017
    Location ,sunlight,and what plants are you interested in for the correct advice

    • Lily'sMom Lily'sMom on Nov 16, 2017
      Location is East side of the house on my front porch. It gets morning sun. Sunny for approximately 5 hours. I want flowers for my containers. I've tried Boston ferns, petunias, begonias... nothing does well here. Help! What can I plant?

  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 15, 2017
    Our favorite container for a vegetable garden is a horse/stock tank... Lowe's and many other places carry them in stock. Ours are 2 feet tall, 2 feet wide, and 4 feet long and cost about $80.. there is a drain hole in one size (you just need to remove a plug).. and we drilled more drain holes in our...You can also find them used, where there the bottom have rusted thru.
    They also come in many other sizes and shapes. They hold plenty of dirt,(and plant supports like tomato cages and trellises) are tall enough not to hurt your back (and keep dogs and critters out). Another good thing about them... they are light enough they can be moved if you need too, just tip the dirt out onto a tarp, and move the tank and put back the dirt.
    Here are some similar ideas for containers
    Happy Gardening

  • Sandie60 Sandie60 on Nov 15, 2017
    If it is true E, gets 4-5 hrs sun . You should be able to grow an herb garden.
    Also, flowers that grow in the shade.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Nov 16, 2017
    Herb gardens are a great idea! And easy to bring inside when it gets too cold out!

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 18, 2017
    Depends on what you like. What kinds of plants do you want? Edibles or something pretty, something that is fragrant?