Many people like to bring their love of plants and home-grown vegetables along with them when they are camping. It’s easy enough to do these days and provides an additional sentiment of “home” while they are away.
Deciding on the size and style of pot you want to use as a starting point. There are many available from plastic to ceramic and each has features to consider. Plastic pots tend to be lighter so they’re not as challenging to carry in and out of the RV but they may not last as long. Long-term exposure in sun can deteriorate the plastic. Clay pots work well though they are a little heavier than the plastic. They might break easier and you need to be sure the interior of the clay pot isn’t coated with a chemical of any kind.
If you want to have green plants in your container garden there are many varieties to choose from. You may want small pots with variegated plants in them or a large pot with a taller plant that has larger leaves. For vegetables, the preferred plants that people typically choose are small and not likely to grow long vines. You could plant potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, or small pepper plants. You might avoid vine growing plants such as cucumbers and squash.
Herbs are another favorite of RV years for container gardening. It’s wonderful to have a fresh supply of herbs for your campground cooking and salads right at your fingertips. Good choices are basil, chives, sage, parsley, or coriander.
We want your vacation time to be pleasant and relaxed and for some campers that means being able to work in their garden. If that applies to you then try container gardening as you travel in your RV.