Container Garden Secrets of the Soil

I found this article very helpful in identifying the different types of soil to use in my container gardens. I think you’ll enjoy it, too.

You will probably hear gardeners talking about sandy soil or clay soil when deciding what sort of soil your plants will do best in. Have you ever wondered why there are so many different soils and what is the difference? Although it can sound quite complicated, it is rather simple and once you understand the basics, you can make and alter the soil for your containers to suit the plants you are growing. It is just like following the recipe for a cake mix but easier, you do not have to cook it!

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Your Outdoor Patio

Most of us want our houses to appear nice. This can be something which is quickly done if you are ready for a bit of hard work and creativity. For making your outdoor patio or outdoor deck look more vibrant simply use blocks of bright colors. Simply being adventurous and buying a few strikingly designed items for your outdoor deck area will quickly spice it up. You can even purchase second-hand pieces and renovate them to like new condition with a little work. The rest of this article is going to show you even more methods to pep up your outside deck or patio.

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Container Gardening With Strawberry Pots

This is a guest article that I found particularly helpful. That’s why I’m sharing it with you.

One of my favorite commercial containers is the strawberry pot. Here is a container with the capability to hold several different types of herbs, flowers or strawberries, for that matter, all in one location. As a herb pot, it can be brought inside when the weather turns cold to continue supplying fresh culinary ingredients.

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Vegetable Garden Container Bible


We all need guidebooks. And particularly when it comes to container gardening. We can never know too much! That’s why the Vegetable Garden Container Bible is worth its weight in gold.

Where most gardening books refer to larger, backyard gardens (that involve back-breaking work, in my opinion), this one talks exclusively about how to grow your favorite vegetables in containers, year round.

If you’re looking for a guidebook, take a look at The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible: How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers

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Earthbox Mini Garden

Imagine looking over and seeing this lovely garden on your kitchen or entry wall. Or maybe even your patio wall, when it’s warm enough!

I’ve had this type of mini garden on my back fence during warm weather for years, albeit in plastic bags. That’s why I was so excited about finding this more durable, all-season Terracotta EarthBox Mini Garden.

Just think – you could plant flowers as they show in the illustration. But what if you planted herbs? Or miniature vegetables? It’s really quite intriguing when you think about what you could do with this.

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