food safe containers for growing vegetables
Hello, I need to give my vegetable plants a lift so the little 4 legged clawed creatures don't eat our plants. Do you think plastic containers would work and if so, any suggestions where I might get them? Thanks. Dawn
Prince George's County Maryland
Yes, you can certainly grow vegetables in plastic containers. You can buy containers many places. You'll have no problem finding them.
Here is where you start on our website: http://extension.umd.edu/growit/food-gardening-101/container-vegetable-gardening-healthy-harvests-sm...
Plastic will hold water longer, so less watering, but it also can retain heat more than clay pots. In full sun all day, or during a heat wave, be sure you plants roots do not overheat.