Raised beds and container gardens refer to improved areas of soil elevated above ground level where plants can grow. Container gardens should include access to sunlight and growing media such as water, potting soil and/or fertilizer. On this page, find information on both from USDA and extension services.
Learn the Basics from Extension
Raised Beds and Sparce Planting
- Title: Reproduction of print showing Raised Beds and Sparce Planting
- Photograph of a woodcut in John Hill, The Gardeners Labyrinth, 1577.
- Possibly photographed by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
- Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540
- Date Created/Published: [between 1915 and 1925]
- Medium: 1 photograph : glass lantern slide, b&w ; 3.25 x 4 in.
Gardening in Window Sills [usda.gov]
In 1941, USDA Plant Scientists provided information on creating "window -box gardens" for the "Homemakers' chat" radio broadcast.
Kitchen Garden [usbg.gov]
Grow your own fruits and vegetables in a Kitchen Garden.
Container Gardening Offers Something for Everyone [usda.gov] [pdf, 10 pages]
Managing Plants to the Environment. Yearbook of Agriculture, 1972
Container Gardening [usda.gov] [pdf, 6 pages]
Outdoors U.S.A., Yearbook of Agriculture, 1967. Container gardening, an ancient practice, is coming more and more into favor these days.