Readers, Send Us Your Photos! We Want to See Your Edible Container Gardens


An edible container garden in NYC. Credit Tashian at Flickr

Do you grow strawberries in a clay pot? Tomatoes from a hanging basket? Squash in a former wine barrel? Prove it! We want to see your edible container gardens and share them with the world. We'll pick our faves and put them in a slideshow -- you get the bragging rights about the glory of your green thumb. Sound cool? Click through for details about how to submit and upload photos. What we're looking for: Photos of your edible container gardens. You can submit as many as like (though our upload tool will only accept five files per upload). Please include a brief description of the photograph, including location (town/city/county, state, and country would be great) and what's planted in your container, plus and any other tidbits that might dazzle us. Please include your name(s) if you'd like us to give you (and the photographer) credit.

Upload Photos: The Technical Stuff: Please send only jpeg files. Photographs should be no larger than 550 pixels wide, 72 dpi (that's sized for the web), and 200 KB or smaller. (Want to know more about sizing photos for the Web? Check out this helpful article, How to Resize photos for Email or the Web: A Step-by-Step Guide.)

Deadlines, deadlines! Please send your photos in by 11:59 pm on the night of Monday, August 10, 2009.

Submit already! Just go to our My Photos page to send us your pics. Thanks!


Is an
edible container garden a seed you've yet to sow? Maybe next week's call to arms will inspire you instead, when we'll be asking for your backyard nature photos. To get you psyched up, check out this awesome photo below from our big boss, Laura Michalchyshyn, General Manger of Planet Green, who has been watching over a family of birds in her window box in New York City. Awww cute!

mourning-doves in window box

Five-day-old mourning dove chicks Fluffy and Puff (named by our boss's niece), were born in a window box on a deck in New York City.

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