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Here are the top ten articles for the Container Gardening Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Growing Sweet Bell Peppers in Containers
Sweet bell peppers are a garden favorite and very easy to grow in containers. Here are the tips you'll need to harvest a wonderful crop of sweet peppers right from your porch or patio.

2. Coffee Compost for Containers
As an organic soil conditioner and fertiliser for plants, spent coffee grounds make a fine 'green' compost that will enhance your gardening space without a fuss – it’s a green gardening practice that costs very little except your effort. Smell the coffee and get going – it’s an amazing product!

3. Growing Cantaloupe in Containers
Have you chosen to not grow vine crops in containers, thinking they will not be healthy, or there will not be enough room for the vines to grow? Cantaloupe can be an excellent choice for your container garden. Here are tips and tricks for growing sweet, juicy, bountiful container cantaloupe.

4. Hydrangea- Tips for Growing in Containers
Hydrangeas are wonderful flowering shrubs for growing in containers: they are fairly hardy, and with proper care they reward you with beautiful clouds of flowers from summer through fall. Here are tips for growing beautiful container hydrangeas in almost any climate.

5. Companion Planting for Containers
The role of plants can be a complicated one ... not for the plants ... but for us to find out about and use to our advantage. There are some plants that nurture, others are martyrs or mask plants and yet others attract beneficial goggas to our gardening spaces. What does what? What goes with what?

6. Wheatgrass in Containers
We are surrounded by miracles in life but very often we just don’t see them or realise that they are there for the taking! Here is your chance – grow, juice and then drink green wheatgrass juice and invite your own health miracle into your garden space and your life. Add it to your smoothies too!

7. Potting Soil Specialized Recipes
Different plant types have different needs: sun/shade requirements, water, temperature, nutrients. Soil requirements differ also – cactus prefer very well drained soil, azaleas prefer acidic, iris like alkaline soil. Here are recipes to make your potting soil match the needs of whatever you grow.

8. How to Make a Wooden Planter Box
Easy to follow instructions for making your own wooden planter box for your container garden.

9. Pots of Sunflowers
Pots of Sunflowers aka Pots of Pleasure are easy to grow from seed and tend; they’re a fine addition to anyone’s sunny container space. There’s a size to suit so you can grow small medium or large ... though for the large, make sure your roof is high enough! Just look at these beauties and smile!

10. 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.



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