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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. Fertilizers and Compost Tea
Because your plants have limited space for their roots to collect nutrients, they need extra care when it comes to feeding and disease prevention. Here is a recipe for an excellent liquid brew which you can use for amazing results!

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. Palm Trees in Pots
They are graceful, can be elegant and just speak of charming times! Now which plant can do that? A Palm of course … and there are many styles; varieties and shapes to choose from. Why not think about a palm for your balcony space – they grow readily in containers, are easy to care for. Ah ... yes!

5. Vegetable Container Mistakes 2
Believe it or not, seasoned gardeners make mistakes all the time and nearly as often as those just starting out. Here we cover the Five MORE Container Gardening mistakes by gardeners. These are Care and Maintenance; Planting practices; Watering and Drainage; Harvesting and Making Mistakes anyway!

6. Vegetable Container Mistakes
Believe it or not, seasoned gardeners make mistakes all the time and nearly as often as those just starting out. Here we cover the first Five Container Gardening mistakes by gardeners. These are The Gardener; Planning; Budget Basics; Growing Conditions and Plant Choices. There are more to come!

7. Rose Colours
No container garden is complete without at least one rose, any style, any colour and any pot. Fragrance? Style and Elegance? Versatility? Celebration? Once you have the basics in place these beautiful plants will give you much pleasure. What colour rose should you choose?

8. Peppers, Garlic and Cilantro for SALSA
When you say the word Salsa it conjures up good times, good tastes, and good company! So what goes into a salsa? Usually tomato, garlic, onion, chillie peppers and cilantro … and you can grow them all in containers. Here we cover PEPPERS, GARLIC and CILANTRO ... another covers Tomatoes and Onions.

9. Tomatoes and Onions for SALSA
Salsa it conjures up good times, good tastes, and good company! What goes into a salsa? Usually tomato, Onion garlic, chillie peppers and cilantro … and you can grow them all in containers. Here we discuss growing TOMATOS and ONIONS, and in twin article we cover Chillie Peppers, Garlic and Cilantro

10. Lemon Trees in Containers
Growing your own container lemon tree is a treat for many reasons – least of which is being able to have lemon tea! It's a versatile fruit with many uses in several arenas not the least of which includes the kitchen, for health, for homecare, cleaning and just for plain garden beauty. Here’s how.



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