Day 14
Container Vs Ground

There are many pros and cons to planting a garden in a container versus planting it directly in the ground. Here is a comparison of the two methods:

Container gardening


  • Easy to control the environment
  • Portable
  • Can be grown in small spaces
  • Less pests and diseases
  • Can be grown year-round in some climates


  • More expensive than planting in the ground
  • Requires more watering and fertilizing
  • Plants may not grow as large as those planted in the ground
  • Can be difficult to find containers that are the right size and depth

Gardening in the ground


  • Less expensive than container gardening
  • Plants can grow larger
  • Requires less watering and fertilizing
  • More natural environment for plants
  • Easier to weed and control pests


  • Requires more space
  • Plants may be more susceptible to pests and diseases
  • Not possible to grow in all climates
  • Plants may not be as portable

Ultimately, the best way to plant a garden depends on your individual needs and preferences. If you have limited space or want to be able to control the environment, container gardening may be a good option for you. If you have more space and don’t mind the extra work, gardening in the ground can be a rewarding experience.

If you choose to go with a container for your garden, we recommend an Earthbox.

EarthBox Junior Gardening System

The EarthBox® Junior herb garden planter box is perfect for growing tasty herbs and healthy greens anywhere—even indoors. With the same smart technology as the original EarthBox® Original gardening system, the Junior herb planter box is approximately half the size and designed to fit in smaller spaces and on countertops and windowsills.

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Customer Reviews
April 28, 2016
Graciela Cruz

I have such a black thumb. Finally with my growum kit we’ve been able to grow herbs. My 5 year old enjoys watching the instructional videos. We love growum!

April 23, 2016
Kristen Lee Douglas

My son is so excited about his garden. Easy to use and sprouts quickly.

March 20, 2016
Synthia Solivan

Easy to use & child friendly. Can’t wait to eat the salad we’re going to grow in our own backyard! We absolutely love the Growums and highly suggested them to anyone. They would even be great for adults living in a city without access to a large garden.