'Early Girl ' tomaSto, 'Purple Ruffles' basil, garlic chives, and jalapeño chiles all have a spot in our large galvanized planter.
Leave enough space: Giving each plant enough room to grow is key. Use a large container with drainage holes, or drill your own; our trough measured roughly 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide by 3 feet long.
Get a good start: Set it in a location that gets six to eight hours of sun a day, and fill it with fresh potting mix.
After any chance of frost has passed, start plants fromseedlings in 4-inch pots—we grew one tomato, one chile, three chives, and four basil plants—and keep soil evenly moist.
In just a few months, you’ll have enough produce for an endless combination of dishes.