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Gardening in Limited Space Using Container Gardens, Part 1

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

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    Container Gardens — Herbs

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

    Tricia shares tips for planting your very own herb garden in containers. More about herbs at our site groworganic.com and in our blog post about Planting Herbs in Containers & Drip Irrigation for Pots http

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      Container Gardening Tips & Plans : Shade Conditions: Container Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

      Saturday, November 26th, 2011

      Learn how to build a container garden in the shade in this free homegardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice. Expert: Scott Reil Contact: www.safelawns.org Bio: Scott Reil is an accredited nurseryman and longtime horticulturalist with over two decades of experience in the field. Scott is now working for www.safelawns.org. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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        Container Gardening Tips & Plans : Container Garden Design: Home Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

        Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

        Learn how to design your container garden in this free home gardening video. Get beginner gardener tips, ideas & advice.Expert: Scott Reil Contact: www.safelawns.org Bio: Scott Reil is an accredited nurseryman and longtime horticulturalist with over two decades of experience in the field. Scott is now working for www.safelawns.org. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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          Container Gardening Tips & Plans : Herbs for Container Gardens: Home Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

          Friday, November 18th, 2011

          Learn how to grow herbs in a container garden in this free homegardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice. Expert: Scott Reil Contact: www.safelawns.org Bio: Scott Reil is an accredited nurseryman and longtime horticulturalist with over two decades of experience in the field. Scott is now working for www.safelawns.org. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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            Annual Flowers for Container Gardening

            Thursday, July 14th, 2011

            Annual flowers – a garden trial of annual flowers and award-winning garden author Doug Green’s picks for his own container gardening adventures www.simplegiftsfarm.com If you’re going to use Zinnia in the container garden, pick shorter varieties. I note in the video that some varieties are powdery mildew resistant while others will wither and die by the end of the summer in containers. Similarly, dwarf nicotine Anna is an excellent container plant. It is not fragrant in the dwarf varieties, you need the older taller varieties to get the fragrance. Marigolds and Lantana are excellent in containers for the full, hot sun. Angelonia is being used more and more by container gardening enthusiasts for a full hot sun garden. The old-fashioned petunia in modern incarnations, particularly the Wave series are standard fare for using annual flowers in container gardening. Begonia ‘Angel Wings’ is an older begonia but is the single most heavily–blooming begonia I know of. It is, without a doubt, my favorite of this family for outdoor growing. The rules for using annual flowers in container gardening or the same for any other kind of plant with several exceptions. Yes, you need to water them almost daily. Yes, you need to feed them at least weekly. The major difference however is in the pruning. Annual flowers require a regular weekly pruning to keep them short and bushy. Picking off the spent flowers is necessary on a daily or every second–day basis. My rule of thumb is that when

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              How to build a Garden Tool Storage Bin for under $20 Holds 18 tools! Save Money and Room!

              Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

              Dad came up with a pretty good idea for storing all the garden tools he had floating around in his garage. First he purchased a used (empty) 50 gallon barrel from a local food processor for around . the barrel’s top is permanently sealed, but it has two large threaded holes in it. He cleaned out the residue from the original contents (molassas) using hot water and some dish soap. Using a 2 1/8″ hole saw, he drilled 14 more holes into the top (in addition to the two holes already in it) giving the top of the barrel a total of 16 useable holes. By pouring four gallons of 1.5″- round river rock through the 18 holes he gives the barrel enough weight and stability so that it won’t tip over with the tools in it, but still be easy to move around the garage. The only thing I didn’t show in the video was that I would drill some small drainage holes in the bottom of the barrel if I was going to store it outside. (This is why you want to use round river rock as it will not compact (like crushed rock) and will allow water drainage through the rock.) As long as the holes in the bottom of the barrel are smaller than the round rock it would allow water to drain, but not let the rocks fall out the bottom. Dad’s storing his tools inside so no need to drill drainage holes.

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                Container Gardening Tips & Plans : Planting a Container Garden: Home Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

                Monday, June 27th, 2011

                Learn how to plant your container garden in this free home gardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice. Expert: Scott Reil Contact: www.safelawns.org Bio: Scott Reil is an accredited nurseryman and longtime horticulturalist with over two decades of experience in the field. Scott is now working for www.safelawns.org. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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                  Vegetable Gardening: Growing Onions – How to Grow Onions

                  Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

                  Onions are an easy vegetable to grow. Phil Dudman the Garden Guru shows you how to plant and grow onions. phildudman.com This video describes growing onions from sets rather than seeds.

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                    Container Gardening Tips & Plans : Soil Types: Home Container Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

                    Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

                    Learn how to choose soil types for a container garden in this free home gardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice. Expert: Scott Reil Contact: www.safelawns.org Bio: Scott Reil is an accredited nurseryman and longtime horticulturalist with over two decades of experience in the field. Scott is now working for www.safelawns.org. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso

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