Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle. Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs. Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door.
All that’s needed is some potting mix, fertilizer, plants and a container with drainage holes. A 15-to-24-inch diameter pot or 24-to-36-inch long window box is a good starting size. Bigger containers hold more plants and moisture longer, so it can be watered less frequently.