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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. Nasturtiums are Nice!
Nasturtiums are nice, they’re easy to grow, edible, pretty, colourful and they don’t make a fuss … so with all those qualities and more – why not grow some in your containers? They don’t ask for much, they thrill and they spill, so let them bedazzle, they do this well! Got some sunshine to spare?

2. 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.

3. Lewisia – A Flowering Succulent
It’s easy to fall in love with Lewisia ‘Elise Mixed’. This low-growing, hardy, sun-loving, flowering succulent will make you smile. It grows in all sorts of places both indoors and outdoors. Containers will look rich, and rock gardens, crevices and pavers will love their company. Ooh la la!

4. Window Boxes
Have you got a beautiful view from your home you would like to enhance somehow with a window box that softens the outlook and brings your garden inside? Not enough time to garden but do want something inviting to look at without losing your sense of height? Here are some designer ideas for you!

5. Killing your Plants Part Three
We seem to keep making mistakes, often unknowingly, that lea t poor container gardeining actions and dead or dying plants. It's easy to avoid these, and if you have read parts one and two of this series, then you've seen how to change if you need to. Temperature? Roots? Fertilisers? Neglect? Phew!

6. Why Garlic?
Garlic is one of those vegetables that everyone can grow and that everyone should grow - it is so healthy and crammed with vital minerals and it seems crazy to suggest that a clove of garlic swallowed whole a day will help keep the doctor away ... sorry apples! If you haven't grow it yet please try!

7. Plant a Tree in a Pot
Artistry in a container could be a million and one things and it could be a tree. Trees are easy to grow, easy to care for, form good focal points, can offer fruit and beauty and calm and confidence, just ask anyone who is growing one already. Why not join them? Start planning now!

8. Potato Pots
There is nothing like the taste of vegetables harvested fresh from your efforts, and the nutty, creamy, moreish flavour of potatoes tops our list. Coming in all shapes and sizes they are easy to grow, and this kind and humble tuber just wants good soil, regular watering and sunshine. Mash anyone?

9. Creating Calm
Believe it or not but anxiety, and not obesity, is becoming the world’s number one health issue. Much has been written on stress but it seems that more is necessary – as everyone is affected. Why not follow the advice that comes from the 2018 Garden Trends Report from the US Garden Media Group?

10. 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!



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