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 Post subject: Fresh Food at YOUR Doorstep
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:39 pm 
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Container Gardening

Container gardening allows you to enjoy plants, flowers and herbs in places where a traditional garden is not possible. Even with limited space in an apartment building, you can grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs just about anywhere. Plants thrive on rooftops, decks, balconies, patios, stairs, windowsills and even on the doorstep of your home. Container gardening also enables you to experiment with a variety of plants and to optimize or control environmental conditions.

Choosing The Right Container

Planter boxes, wooden barrels, hanging wire baskets, flowerpots, stone urns, glazed pottery, a wheelbarrow and even an old bathtub are just some of the containers that can be used to create your very own container garden. The container gardener is limited only by his or her imagination. Each container should complement the plant aesthetically and functionally. For example, a terra-cotta planter with special holes through the sides will allow you to cultivate your fruit, such as strawberries, or herbs more easily. The size, material and shape of the container should be conducive to your plant’s health as well as to your surroundings. No matter what type of container you purchase, you will need a saucer to capture loose soil and excess water that escapes through the bottom of the container.


Consider the following guidelines when choosing your container:
http://www.gardensupplycenter.com/conta ... ening.html

Vinland Valley Nursery - local
http://www.vinlandvalleynursery.com/


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