There really is very little to do in my gardens right now other than a bit of spring clean-up on the nicer days. I arranged to have several stumps and a couple of old beds completely ripped out yesterday morning. This is being hired out so will be ready for top soil is less than half a day! I may be able to do a bit of grass seeding but really it is too early yet. At any rate I'm doing a few behind the scenes garden prep like getting containers ready.
When it comes to container garden especially edible container gardening many home gardeners are a bit skeptical as to whether it will be productive. After all, why do all the work to end up with nothing? By default container gardening eliminates some problems seen in other gardening methods but there are other problems associated with container gardening that need to be addressed. Once any of the unique problems of container gardening are dealt with then a container can be just as productive as any other gardening method. Here's a good video showing how one home gardener solved a problem by growing in 5 gallon buckets. At the end of the video I will tell you where to find these buckets.
I prefer using food grade 5 gallon buckets for growing any edible plants in. That way I am ensured harmful chemicals are not going to leach into the soil getting into the fruits and vegetables. Food grade 5 gallon pails are available by ordering online, wine brewing/supplies facilities and some restaurant supply stores sell them. However, I prefer recycling 5 gallon pails by getting mine through a couple of local donut shops and restaurants. These pails with lids cost me as much as $1 each to cover the charge of cleaning them while others just give them to me free of charge. I have found it is as simple as asking. I can also get 1 gallon glass pickle jars for dry food storage and making terrariums for new charge. Both these items are things the restaurants were going to put into the recycle bin anyway so I just save them the effort by picking them up. A 5 gallon pail will last several years if looked after so unless I'm expanding the container garden portion of my gardens there's no need to pick-up a lot of the pails every year. A couple here and there is enough to keep me in a steady supply.