How do I insure my container garden will be successful?

I'm a newbie trying out a container garden. I'm not sure exactly what I can plant, so I can I know what to plant and how to make it great?
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 25, 2017
    Make sure large enough pots are used with drainage and a good potting mix.When choosing your plants make sure they receive enough light and water.

  • Mag21178819 Mag21178819 on Apr 25, 2017
    You can grow everything in a container, just need good soil, light and water and a bit of TLC.

  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on Apr 25, 2017
    Add fertilizer regularly.

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    • Charlett Charlett on Apr 25, 2017

  • Charlett Charlett on Apr 25, 2017
    Thanks everyone!

  • Ili Ili on Apr 25, 2017
    Do your best amending the soil, adding manure, compost, plant the right plants for your area...don't forget to water, but do not overwater either, check constantly for bugs, use gardening soap, or make your own, deadhead and pull dead leaves....

  • Charlett Charlett on Apr 25, 2017
    I'm in the process of starting my own compost bin for next year, its just hard to fine a cheap water barrel. Any suggestions??????

  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 25, 2017
    car washes get their product in 50 gal barrels. get one that had soap in it not the wax. you can also call a few restaurants- some of their products come in 50 gal.size you may have to pay a small fee.

  • Ili Ili on Apr 25, 2017
    you can find here under "natural pest control"....basically water with a tab of dishwashing soap, maybe 1 tab oil....mix and ready to spray....or you can buy insecticidal soap ...don't forget to fertilize accordingly....

  • Charlett Charlett on Apr 25, 2017