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Short On Outdoor Space? Try A Container Garden.

Markus Spiske
Many common vegetables can be grown in a well-drained pot.

Gardening isn’t limited to sprawling backyards and hand-built raised beds. With just a few buckets, pails or pots you can transform even the smallest balcony or patio into a healthy and diverse container garden bursting with spring flavor.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension horticulture specialist and Cindy Haynes, associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University for a look at what it takes to create a thriving garden one container at a time.


  • Richard Jauron -- Horticulture specialist, Iowa State University Extension
  • Cindy Haynes -- associate professor of horticulture, Iowa State University

Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa