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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Container Gardening Site! These are the top ten articles that your Container Gardening Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Planning Your Container Garden
What do you want your container garden to do? What kind of gardener will you be? Frustrated because you need a plan and some ideas to get you going? Not sure how to start a container garden? Stalled and need to start again? This article will help you answer these questions with a self survey.

2. Buying Container Plants
Buying new stock for your container garden may be just the bit of retail therapy you need but these guidelines will help you look out for good and bad signs in the planted pots you finally purchase. Don't be in a hurry! Don't go cheap! Enjoy your choices, speak to those in the know at the nursery.

3. 30 Tips for Container Gardeners
We are all so busy these days and good time and resource management is prime property for everyone! An important part of who we are is what we have around us and what we come home to after the 'day' at the office, however we define that. Here are some daily quickie-garden action tips for you.

4. Eek! Earthworms in my Containers!
Earthworms and healthy soil are like bread and butter or bacon and eggs – okay apart but a winning combination when said and acted upon together. With earthworms in your containers you'll certainly notice the difference in yields. Introduce some to your pots soon – you will be pleased you did!

5. Container Seedling Tomatoes
Tomatoes are popular vegetables to grow in containers. They are easy if you just follow a few sound gardening principles and the yield is well worth your efforts. They like sun, good food, well prepared soil, the right variety seedling and the right sized container. Easy gardening and delicious!

6. Buying Container Plants
Buying new stock for your container garden may be just the bit of retail therapy you need but these guidelines will help you look out for good and bad signs in the planted pots you finally purchase. Don't be in a hurry! Don't go cheap! Enjoy your choices, speak to those in the know at the nursery.

7. Poppy Containers
Poppy. When you say the word and think flower what comes to mind? Airy friendly waving-in-the-breeze thoughts? Flanders fields and Remembrance day? A meadow that poets speaks of? Then your question may follow … but can I grow this delightful flower in a container? Of course you can! Here’s how.

8. Uses for Fresh cut Herbs
Here are some ideas for instant uses for your cut herbs in your home. You know about them, you may have thought about them but do you do them? One of the simplest ‘gardens’ you can have is to display a cut selection of your favourites in glasses on the kitchen window sill for a daily dose of calm.

9. Climbers in Containers
Climbers are versatile plants which, besides their beauty, can have good use for us Container Gardeners. They cover, cascade, creep and curl for us on command! Want to cover an ugly surface or wall? Grow a wind-break or define a space? Offer a flowering backdrop to your planters? Use a climber!

10. Grow a pineapple in a pot
Up to a challenge of sorts? Got some patience, curiosity and some adventurous currency to spend in your container garden? Then spend it here by growing pineapples in pots. Let it be an annual event in your balcony garden as you grow new plants for a regular crop. Achievement in a container for sure!



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