Looking for more garden tips and information? With the help from our friends at Lifestyle Videos, we’ve created a few video tips to help you learn about different aspects of gardening and growing great produce.

In this video, YUF co-founder Chris Wong shares his tips on choosing the right containers for your urban farm and vegetable garden.

Surface area and depth should be considered when choosing a planter taking into account the growth requirements of what you are choosing to plant there. Some of the containers available and their characteristics include the following:

  • Terracotta pots are relatively affordable and easy to find
  • A cedar barrel is a highly recommended wood planter as it is weather resistant and has beneficial natural oils.
  • Self-watering planters have built-in reservoirs of water to keep the soil moist for minimal upkeep
  • Balconera’s are easy to handle and have built in reservoir and liners
  • Earth box planters should be UV stabilized and frost-resistant

All planters should have good drainage and once you factor in the colour and style you are looking for, you should be ready to choose the right container for your new garden!

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