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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. Snapdragon Sizzle
Colourful, intriguing, companionable and easy to grow, Snapdragons are just right when it comes to splashing excitement around your space –they delight as they make their gentle presence felt, they come in several styles and spectacular hues, a sure winner for all sorts of reasons.

2. Bokashi Composting
Bokashi Composting has a few simple rules to follow, is easy to do, inexpensive, will save in the long-run, and as a ‘green’ act, it's a smart way to live. It is also great for small space gardeners, it’s clean, relatively quick and yes, there is an element of fun and creativity. Try it!

3. Sweet Bell Peppers
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.

4. 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.

5. Cactus Containers
Not home much? Travel a lot? Work odd hours and weekends away? Treasure your black thumb but need something to grow? If you answered yes for just one of these questions then maybe a cactus container garden would suit you. It is easy enough to set up and simple enough to maintain. Waterwise too!

6. Snippets, Tips and Tricks
Thank heavens for gardeners’ notebooks, stories, diaries, catalogues, and word of mouth sharing. Add to this experimental gardening; seasonal trials, gardening lore, trial and error conclusions and just plain common sense. Our first selection of snippets and tips for container gardeners follows.

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. Pineapple Pots
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!

9. 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!

10. Chayote in Containers
Chayote in containers may be unusual for some but everyday for others – I say we should join the others and grow some. Like courgettes in a way, this vigorous climber belongs to the gourd family is popular in southern warm areas, it has many uses in the kitchen and is a medicinal vegetable as well.



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