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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. String Gardens - Kokedama
String gardens or Kokedama are suspended moss balls of beauty – and thus they don’t take up the space other plants might. More than that they are creativity at your finger tips! An intriguing project, they are great for bringing the outdoors inside and for taking the inside outside! Give it a go!
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. Five 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!
5. 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.
6. Five MORE 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 Five MORE Container Gardening mistakes by gardeners. These are Care and Maintenance; Planting practices; Watering and Drainage; Harvesting and Making Mistakes anyway!
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. Planting 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.
10. Espalier-How to Trellis a Tree
Do you have a sunny wall perfect for fruit but too narrow for a tree? Do you have an unsightly garden area you would like to beautify? Then espalier a tree! Espalier is the art of training a shrub or tree to be flat against a surface, and can be the perfect solution for a narrow area.
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