5 Reasons To Grow Garlic

5 Reasons To Grow Garlic

If you ask someone who grows garlic, they’ll tell you that garlic is one of the greatest gifts you can pull from your garden. Not only are they incredibly easy to grow but they multiply and store extremely well, giving you unlimited garlic year after year. Why would someone want unlimited tasty, health benefiting, organic, garlic? We thought you might ask. Here are the top 5 reasons you might want to consider growing garlic this season, before it’s too late.

1.) Garlic is Medicine

Throughout history garlic has been famously used to fight and prevent illnesses. When crushed, chopped or chewed it’s able to release many healing properties including Sulfur, Allicin and A-allyl cysteine (1). Low in calorie, garlic is also a strong source of vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium and Manganese (2).

Where Garlic Can Heal

Used as a topical rub it can be used to treat fungus, bug bites and warts. When eaten raw it prevents and reduces colds by boosting immunity. As an oil extract, garlic can reduce inflamed joints and muscles by massaging the treated area. As a supplement in any form, garlic has been known to cure lung infections, blood pressure and more. More importantly, homegrown garlic has been proven to have higher levels of Allicin which produces all the health benefiting properties in garlic.

2.) Homegrown Garlic Is Better Than Store Bought

It’s not often, if ever at all that you walk into a grocery store with isles of garlic to choose from. In most grocery stores, you get to choose from jarred garlic or a single selection of garlic bulbs. When you stop to think about how many different types of recipes require garlic, you might want to shop for the best one for your dish. Each variety of garlic offers it’s own flavor profile to keep your recipes from all tasting the same.

Garlic Scapes

Not to mention garlic scapes! As pictured above, the garlic scape is a delicious stem that looks similar to a long bean. With an asparagus texture and scallion flavor, garlic scapes are produced from hardneck garlic. You can cook garlic scapes in recipes, on it’s own or eat raw. Garlic growers world wide choose hardneck garlic for their delicious garlic scapes, which you just don’t get in the store.

Garlic Varieties



Per bulb:





Strong, Fiery

5-7 Cloves


Sautéing, Roasting

Strong, long-lasting heat. One of the hottest hardneck varieties


Strong, Fiery

7-10 Cloves


Tomato Sauces, Hearty Soups, Slow Cooker Chilli

Fiery flavor that mellows out to a rich garlic aftertaste

German Red

Strong, Spicy

5-7 Cloves


Garlic Rich Dishes, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted

Great full-bodied and long-lasting flavor. Stores very well

German White

Strong, Robust

5-7 Cloves


Pesto, Sautéed Vegetables, Sauces, Marinades

Great for roasting. Stores very well. Grows great in northern locations


Medium, Strong

7-12 Cloves


Raw, Curries, Pickled, Dried

Great flavor. Easy to peel. Cold hardy.


Strong, Hot

5-7 Cloves


Raw, Salads, Dressings

Cold Hardy, vigorous grower and long lasting in storage.


Rich, Medium

8-16 Cloves

Small, Medium

Baked, raw, salads, salsa

Milder flavor when baked. Colorful.


Medium, Strong

4-7 Cloves


Roasted, Caramelized, gamey meats, vinaigrettes, infused oil

Cold hardy. Very hot when eaten raw. Great for roasting.


Strong, Hot

5-9 Cloves


 Greek marinades, mashed potatoes, cream sauce

Mild flavor when stored. Great for roasting/cooking

Spanish Roja

Rich, Spicy

8-9 Cloves


Cold pasta, salsa, salad dressing

Rich complex flavor, long-lasting taste. Excellent for cold climates.

3.) Garlic Is Easy To Grow

After a beautiful summer of gardening, you can clean up your garden beds and leave them empty until spring or you can keep planting! Garlic is one of the best ways to use space in your garden that isn’t going to be used over the winter. They’re a great fall bulb that you can plant four weeks before the ground freezes. They don’t take up much space and they’re ready to harvest late spring/early summer!

How To Plant Garlic:

1.) Break bulbs into individual cloves. Make sure cloves are hard and solid. Plant larger cloves as they will produce larger bulbs – you can use the smaller cloves for dinner!

2.) Plant root plate end down, 3 inches deep, in well-drained soil.

3.) Add organic matter/ manure or mulch on top. Raised beds are recommended, as soil should be well draining. Spacing of at least 5 inches on 1-foot rows will provide adequate sunshine, any extra spacing will allow bulbs to grow larger.

4.) Keep soil moist.

4.) Garlic Is Best Fermented

Fermented garlic (also known as black garlic) is the process of storing your garlic with herbs, salt and water in a cold place for an extended amount of time. Because garlic is a perennial that multiplies, you can expect to have a lot of it. Fermenting garlic is not only a great way to use all your garlic without any waste, but it’s also delicious and healthy! Studies show that fermenting garlic creates enhanced bioactivity, which allows us to function better. Black garlic benefits many different functions in our bodies such as; Antioxidation, Antiallergic, Antidiabetic, Anti-inflammation, Anticarcinogenic (3).

How to Make Black Garlic:

1.) Peel as many garlic cloves as you wish to store.

2.) Fill your mason jar with the peeled cloves. Leaving 1 inch space at the top.

3.) Create your brine by adding water, 2 tablespoons salt and any additional herbs of your choice (fresh oregano, basil, pepper or pickling spice).

4.) Store your garlic in a cool, dark place for 3-6 weeks. TIP: Opening the jars once a day is a method called “burping” used to get rid of carbon dioxide.

5.) Once completed, store in the fridge! The longer the fermentation the better the taste!

Once ready, you can use your Black garlic to add to soups, dips, marinades, dressings, to treat ailments and more!

5.) It’s Hard To Get Organic Garlic

How well do you know your average grocery store garlic? Do you know where it comes from? Or, how it got there? For most, it’s just cheap and easy to get. The organic conscious consumer might be surprised to learn that over 90% of garlic is produced in China (4). Meaning that getting garlic into our grocery stores isn’t only environmentally harmful, but it’s also costly. This has lead to the price of garlic increasing substantially.

Careful of Bleach

Back to our organic conscious consumer, garlic isn’t as bright white and perfect as you might think. Unlike what you’ll find in a grocery store, garlic is naturally very spotty and marked. Yet, it’s picture perfect appearance is achieved by using a toxic bleaching technique used to extend shelf life. Unfortunately, even when indicated that it is “organic” chances are that it is not which only takes a quick trip to Dr. Google to learn more about (5).

What Do You Think?

Ask anyone who grows garlic and they’ll tell you it’s healthier, it’s easy, it tastes better and it’s addictive! At Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre, we have over 40 years of garlic experience. Need help choosing the right variety or have questions? Reach out to us any time, we’re happy to help you grow!

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(1) https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-health-benefits-of-garlic#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3
(2) https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-garlic
(3) https://www.webmd.com/diet/fermented-garlic-health-benefits#1
(4) https://www.wsj.com/articles/heres-something-that-stinks-high-garlic-prices-11582196400
(5) https://www.google.com/search?q=bleached+garlic&oq=bleached+garlic&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i512l2j0i22i30l2j0i390.7903j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

October Tips

October Tips

Sometimes with a new season comes a good seasonal clean up. The kind that will have you pulling your couch out and collecting your dust bunnies. Or maybe throwing your summer clothes in a pile and hiding them at the back of the closet. In the garden, fall is a great time for replacing the old with the new. In this article we’re going to go over a checklist to help you transition your garden from summer to fall.

September Checklist

Before we look at what needs to be done in October, let’s make sure we’re caught up with our September to-do’s. Here is a quick checklist for you to make sure that your garden is ready to take on October.

If you have a pond, be sure to net your ponds now to prevent the accumulation of falling leaves.
Lift all your onions, dry and store.
Stop watering your late-storing potatoes.
Sow new lawns when the day temperatures aren’t so hot. Feed soil with turf starter beforehand.
Plan for next spring, by mapping out your fall bulb placement.
Consider implementing cool weather crops into your garden, like winter greens.

October Checklist

No two gardens are alike. Which means you’re welcome to pick and choose what applies to you when it comes to transitioning your garden from summer to fall. One thing is for sure, October is one of the best planting seasons. If you aren’t planning on planting anything new in October, you’re missing out! October is the best time for a veggie garden and fall bulbs! Keeping you fed and your spring garden ahead of its game! Let’s see what else we can do for our gardens this October.

Remove pond netting and clean the bottom of the pond after the leaves have fallen.
Prune out all dead, diseased, and dying branches and leaves off shrubs and trees.
The best selection of fall bulbs is available now. Wildwood Outdoor Living has the largest selection around, online and in-store! Be sure to plan out your garden ahead of your visit to make sure you have the right growing conditions for your bulb choices.
Lower the blade on your lawn mower to keep grass cut shorter for fall. Keeping your lawn shorter in fall will prevent fungus like snow mold from forming in the spring.
Start taking fuchsias and geranium cuttings. This will allow your plants to become dormant during the winter, saving their energy for Spring.
Apply dolomite lime to prevent the soil from becoming too acid over the winter months. If the PH level is too high, your grass won’t be able to absorb nutrients properly.
Begin storing onions, carrots, and beets in dry peat moss or “Beats Peat” to absorb excess moisture and keep them well insulated. This will also prevent small rodents like mice from getting to them.
Plant fall bulbs and fall perennials now, for beautiful spring blooms!
Use gypsum lime and organic compost in heavy clay areas to change into workable soil.
Apply Fall & Winter lawn fertilizer 6-10-20. For the best results, be sure to apply your fertilizer earlier in the month, between October 1st-15th.

Depending on what you get done, you might have the rest of October to relax and watch the colors change. Or take your gardening inside with an herb garden or houseplants. Who could forget the beautiful fall décor that October brings! With what you’ve grown this year, you might be able to create something special like a fall wreath, pressed flowers, or decorated pumpkins. Whatever you’re into, fall is a great time to be a gardener with lots to do! Need help? Check out our new segment Get Up and Grow on Chek News, where our president Gord Nickel teaches Jasmine Bala something new each week.

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Tulips 101

Tulips 101

Just when you think winter couldn’t get any more windy, wet, and cold, you step outside and notice something new. Something emerging from the ground that reminds you that spring is on its way! And it’s all thanks to you and your fall bulb planting back in October! When planting fall bulbs, Tulips are famous for making an early, long lasting, spring entrance which makes them one of the most popular fall bulb choices. In this article, we’re going to teach you what there is to know about our friend the Tulip and how you can get started on your very own this fall.

About Tulips

From classic folklore tales of “true romance”, the Tulip has been crowned the flower of perfect and deep love, making them ideal for gifting to your partner, children or family. Originally from Turkey, the Tulip comes in over 150 varieties. The most common varieties of Tulips being Double PeonyFringed TulipsTriumph TulipsParrot TulipsSingle EarlyDouble Early and moreAll incredibly different, with many  different shapes and colors available in each variety.

Single Early Tulip

With their district cup shape and 6 petals, Single Early Tulips are on average 10-18 inches tall. Single Tulips are one of the earliest bloomers in cool weather and they also tend to last longer as well. Single Early Tulips pair well with Peonies and Clematis.

Fringed Tulip

Also known as “Crispa”, Fringed Tulips are famous for their soft fringe. They come in a variety of colors including pink, violet, yellow, white and red and grow up to 14-20 inches tall. Fringed Tulips perform beautifully on their own, or paired with slim flowers.

fringed tulip

Double Early

Also known as Peony Tulips. Double Early Tulips resemble Peonies with their layered pedal arrangements. Double Early Tulips grow 10-16 inches tall and come in a huge variety of colors. Double Early Tulips are sensitive to rain, and prefer to be sheltered. These Tulips are versatile and go great with most flowers!

Parrot Tulips

Named after tropical parrots for their vibrant color and feather like pedals, the Parrot Tulip comes in a large variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, purple, pink, green and white. As a tall Tulip with long stems, the Parrot Tulip can get up to 3 feet tall, making them a delicate variety of Tulip. Add your Parrot Tulips to any flower arrangement for an eye catching exotic look.

How to Plant Tulips         

Tulips are an easy to grow perennial that require little maintenance once they blossom. When choosing your Tulip bulbs, be sure to check whether the ones you’re choosing are fragrant are not, as not all Tulips are. This is especially important if you’re going to use your Tulips for fresh cut flowers. Once you have your Tulips selected, you’re ready to follow these quick and easy steps for growing them.

1.) Plant your Tulips= bulbs in September or October, when the soil is 15C in well-draining soil with full sun or partial shade.

2.) Plant the Tulip bulbs 5-7″ deep and 4-5″ apart, with the pointed side of the bulb face up.

3.) Water your bulbs well and wait for spring!

Once your Tulips have bloomed, be sure to allow the foliage to die back without pruning. This allows the foliage to fall to the ground, nourishing the soil for future growth. Tulips require little maintenance, with little to no watering depending on Mother Nature. If your Tulips aren’t getting enough rain, you can water them once a week.

Look at that, you’re ready to plant your own Tulips! Now you can expect beautiful Tulip blossoms year after year. With every year, comes more unique colorful combinations and varieties of Tulips for you to enjoy every spring. Happy gardening!

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Houseplants For Health

Houseplants For Health

It’s getting chilly out and with the year we’ve all had, we know that being cooped up indoors can be tiring and mentally straining. Especially if you’re working from home, and have kids! Over the years, studies have proven the many benefits that plants have on our health and the proof is in the planting! As we trolled the internet we came across over 73 million search related articles dedicated to the benefits that houseplants have on your health. The health benefits listed included mood improvement, reduced stress and anxiety and improved air quality resulting in less headaches and improved respiratory illnesses.

Not only are they healthy for us, but houseplants are visually stimulating, affordable and easy to take care of when choosing the right ones. In this article, we’ve compared several “top 10 best houseplants” articles and  compiled a true list of the top 5 plants most recognized for their health benefits. Let’s dive into the five best of the best houseplants, for when it comes to improving your health.

1.  Peace Lily

houseplant peace lily healthy houseplant

One of the most popular flowering houseplants, the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) usually bloom in the spring with long-lasting flowers but can also occasionally bloom during the fall as well. Glossy oval leaves emerge from the soil to form a beautiful contrast against the plants white or yellow blooms. This gorgeous foliage will compliment any room.

Not only are these attractive plants great eye catchers, they are one of the best indoor plants to filter out air pollutants which make them great additions to bedrooms and other frequented rooms. The plant’s pores can removes harmful pollutants by absorbing toxins such as benzeneformaldehydetoluenexylene and carbon monoxide. Peace Lily’s also prevent mildew and mold spores by absorbing access moisture. All of these air purifying properties contribute to improved respiratory function and better sleep!

 Lighting Medium, indirect light
 Water Water regularly; allow soil to dry out slightly before watering. Mist leaves in hot months.
 Humidity  High
 Fertilize Feed weekly in the summer or use slow-release pellets at the beginning of the season. Do not fertilize in the winter.
 Skill Level Beginner.
 Other Benefits Air Purifying, Easy Care, Low Light


2. Dracaena Maginata Dragon Tree

Dracaena Magento Dragon Tree

Dragon trees (Dracena Marginata) are one of the easier indoor plants to grow. They’re slow growing but can reach up to 6 feet tall. They’re tough little trees that come in a large variety of leaf colors and shapes. They produce slim, palm like leaves onto its thick ‘trunk’.

If you’re someone who struggles with dry air at home, giving you dust mites and allergies. Try placing a few Dracaena Magenta Dragon Tree’s around your home! These health healing plants provide moisture, which studies have proven to reduce colds, dry skin and sore throats. Not only do they provide humidity, but like most air purifying plants they remove toxins ( benzeneformaldehydetoluenexylene and carbon monoxide) AND absorb lead that travels through the air and water which has been proven to lead to led contamination.

Lighting Bright location with some shade
 Water Keep soil moist. Allow it to dry slightly in the winter.
 Humidity Does well in normal levels of humidity, dry air will turn the leaf tips brown.
 Fertilize Fertilize once or twice in the warmer months.
 Skill Level Beginner
 Other Benefits Air Purifying, Easy Care, Bright Light, Low Light, Slow Growing


3. Snake Plant

Snake Plant

Snake Plants (Sansevieria) are very easy to grow, and very hard to kill. They are often credited as one of the easiest houseplants to take care of. Snake plants are forgiving and the perfect plant for new gardeners.

Studies have shown that the Snake Plant (or Mothers In Laws Tongue…) is one of the MOST oxygen-producing houseplants there is. This plant literally creates more clean oxygen in your home even with the windows closed. While at the same time, not only absorbing the regular toxic bad guys like  benzeneformaldehydetoluenexylene , carbon monoxide but also C02! If your into Feng Shui, Snake Plants are considered ‘negativity fighting’ and when placed in a low traffic area of your home, can remove bad energy.

Lighting Grows best in bright light, but will tolerate any light level.
 Water Water deeply. Allow soil to dry completely between watering. Discard any excess water.
 Humidity Dry, like the dessert.
 Fertilize Fertilize twice in the growing season
 Skill Level Beginner.
 Other Benefits Air Purifying, Easy Care, Bright Light, Low Light.


6. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera plants are succulents, which means they like dry conditions with bright light and infrequent, but deep, watering. The best way to water an aloe is by letting the soil dry completely, then water deeply while allowing it to drain freely from the soil. A great houseplants for beginners! Aloe is mildly toxic if ingested. Keep out of reach of pets and small children.

The queen of beauty and healing. Aloe Vera are exceptionally known for their healing properties. Their leaves contain a gel that contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. They’re antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic which helps heal wounds and other skin issues. Aloe Vera is a proven plaque remover, improves wrinkles by reducing UV damage, soothes burns and more!

Lighting Bright location; but too much direct sunlight over time may cause the plant to dry out and turn reddish-brown.
 Water Water deeply. Allow soil to dry completely between watering. Discard any excess water.
 Humidity Dry, like the desert.
 Fertilize Fertilize yearly.
 Skill Level Beginner.
 Other Benefits Medicinal, Easy Care, Bright Light.


5. Spider Plant

Spider plant

One of the most popular houseplants! Spider plants (Chlorophytum Comosum) are versatile, come in several different varieties, and super easy to care for. They also look great in a hanging basket! Originating from South Africa, Spider plants were introduced to the Victorian households in England during the 19th century.

As a houseplant, the Spider Plant has the ability to add moisture to your home. Reducing the chances for airborne toxins to create problems with your health like coughs, colds, sore throats and allergies. This plant will work hard at reducing more toxins than any other houseplant, including nitrogen dioxidebenzeneformaldehydetoluenexylene and carbon monoxide. In addition to it’s air purifying abilities, Spider Plant roots have medical properties used in traditional Chinese medicine. When extracted, the root has been used to fight inflammation, increase healthy bowl movements and gut health, treat cancer by suppressing tumors and heal bones and burns! Wow!

Lighting Bright location; keep out of direct sunlight.
 Water Water regularly, discarding any excess water. Keep soil moist.
 Humidity Does well in all levels of humidity.
 Fertilize Fertilize bimonthly.
 Skill Level Beginner.
 Other Benefits Air Purifying, Easy Care, Low Light, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly.


There you have it! Five amazing health promoting plants to get you through your day feeling lifted, breathing better, kicking negative energy out the door and helping you sleeping better at night. When it comes to house plants, not one plant will fix all your health woes. It is recommended to have 1-2 plants in every 100 square feet of space. If you can’t commit to that many plants just yet, we recommend starting in a small room and making your way to bigger spaces, with more plants. Wishing you all a happier and healthier space, to keep you and your plants growing your best!

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Fall Container Planting

Fall Container Planting

As the season begins to change from summer to fall, there’s a lot for us to look forward to as we unwind from the hustle and bustle of summer. The leaves changing, the kids going back to school, hot soups, cozy clothes, home décor, the kids going back to school and fall gardening! If the idea of fall gets you excited about a new planting season, you’re not alone. Fall is the best time for planting vegetables and fall bulbs. If you’re not excited about a new planting season because you live in an apartment and don’t have a lawn, we’ve got good news for you. Every year at Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre, we help more and more customers with their fall container planting. It’s increasingly popular, and we’re here to show you just how easy it can be. In this article, we’re going to share with you what there is to know about planting your own vegetables and fall bulbs in containers.

Fall Bulb Containers

Planting fall bulbs in a container is just as easy as it is to plant them in the ground. The great part about planting your fall bulbs in a container is that you can plant almost every type of fall bulb there is. Even better, you can layer your fall bulb arrangement in your container, giving you blossom after blossom! To start, choose a fall bulb assortment that will thrive in the environment you’re going to place them in. If you have plenty of sun, you’re in luck and you can choose just about any bulb you like. If your container will be placed in shade for most of the day, you’ll want to consider bulbs that can tolerate shade, like SnowdropsCrocusesScilliaDaffodilsor Fritillaria . Once you have your container, soil, and bulbs. You’re ready to follow these quick and easy steps!

layered fall bulb container


1. BULBS – You’ll need to pick several different species of bulbs that have different bloom times to make this work.  Small bulbs like snowdrops, rock garden narcissi or crocus for the top layer, mid- season flowering bulbs like narcissi or tulips for the middle layer and late-season flowering bulbs like tulips and alliums for the bottom layer.

2. CONTAINER – Now it is time to choose your favorite larger container- ceramic, plastic or even wood. For layered planting you want your container to be at least 14” deep.  The other key to the container is that it must have good drainage.  Bulbs can easily rot over the winter if the soil stays to wet.

3. SOIL – After you’ve selected your container, you can start to fill it with a few inches good quality potting soil (garden soil or topsoil are too heavy for in containers). Add a pinch of bonemeal.

4. LAYER 1 – Add your late season flowering bulbs which need to be about 12” below the rim of the pot, the bigger the bulb the lower the layer it is.

5. LAYER 2  – Once your bulbs are all in place- pointy side up and not touching the sides of the pot – it is time to add another few inches of soil covering the bulbs completely and then you add another pinch of bone meal before you put in your mid-season flowering bulbs which are now going to be about 8” deep.  Be sure to have your soil under, over and in between all the bulbs so they aren’t touching the sides of the pot- don’t want them rotting or freezing!

6. LAYER 3 – Now for more soil, bone meal and your final layer of small early flowering bulbs which are going to be placed about 5” below the rim of the pot.  Once you’ve placed the last layer of bulbs you can finish the pot off with some more soil and plant a few winter flowering pansies or violas to give you some added cheery colour until spring!

Now you wait for your masterpiece to appear! The bulbs will all start sprout up and flower at different times throughout the spring. Don’t worry about the smaller ones getting in the way of the bigger ones. All bulbs know the way to the surface and will avoid the others while getting there. Try one of these popular combinations for a perfect layered bulb arrangement.

Moonlight Collection
Middle Layer -Thalia Rockgarden Narcissi/Carnegie Hyacinth
Top Layer- Mount Everest Galanthus/Snowbunting Snow Crocus
Tropical Thunder Collection
Bottom Layer- Dutch Dancer Lily Flowering Tulip /Fire Wings Lily Flowering Tulip
Cool Ocean Breeze
Middle Layer – Grape Ice Muscari

Vegetable Containers

When choosing the right container for your veggies, remember that small containers dry out quickly. Requiring you to water your veggies frequently without ever missing a watering. To make you and your plants happier, choose a large container but remember…the bigger the pot, the more soil, the heavier it will be. Make sure to plant your veggies right where the pot will stay, to avoid having to haul it across your house – if you can. When choosing your vegetables, you’ll want to consider how much sunlight your plants will get. For low light/partial shade vegetables, a few good choices for you would be ChardKaleArugulaSpinachLettuce, and/orRadishFor plants that get full sun, try growing BeansTomatoesPeasHot peppers and/or CucumberSet yourself up for success by using the cheat sheet below to find the most compatible container veggies for your space.

  Container Size Harvest time Light
Garlic 5 gallons 16-20 weeks 6-8 hours
Hot Pepper 5 gallons 8-13 weeks 6-8 hours
Cucumber 5-7 gallons 7-10 weeks 8 hours
Peas 3-5 gallons 8-10 weeks 4-5 hours
Beans 5 gallons 7-8 weeks 8-10 hours
Tomato 5 gallons 6-10 weeks 6-8 hours
Green Onion 1-2 gallons 5-7 weeks 13-16 hours
Radish 1 gallon 3-5 weeks 6 hours
Chard 5 gallons 4-6 weeks 3-4 hours
Lettuce 1 gallon 6-8 weeks 3-4 hours

For more veggie container inspiration, check out what Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre’s, President, Gord has to say below when it comes to hanging tomato baskets and growing baby lettuce, below.


Creating a fall garden is just as easy as getting the right size pot, soil, seeds and bulbs. Even if you live in an apartment, or you just don’t have the outdoor space you thought you needed. Fall offers the opportunity to grow and change with the seasons. Stay tuned for more container friendly garden tips and tricks.

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