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Container Gardening: An Easy Way to Grow Your Own Food

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Container gardening is a great way for beginning gardeners to start producing their own food. Jon Traunfeld from the University of Maryland Extension talks about everything you need to know, from potting soil to planting, to grow vegetables in containers. From five-gallon buckets to Earth boxes, container gardening gives you a ton of options for any budget. Read about container gardening here: www.agnr.umd.edu And check out individual vegetable profiles here: growit.umd.edu Thisvideo is brought to you by the Home and Garden Information Center, part of University of Maryland Extension. provides resources and encourages people to start their own food gardens. www.growit.umd.edu Learn about our Grow It Eat It campaign, which Check out our facebook page for more gardening advice: www.facebook.com Animation by Chris Heuer, Freefall FX, LLC Shot and edited by Brett Wooldridge and Emily Heimsoth

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    Indoor garden?

    Sunday, September 11th, 2011

    I live in an apartment without a patio but I have two E/W facing windows, so I pretty much always have some sunlight.
    Are there any relatively small plants(herbs, maybe?) that can be grown indoors, in a small planter, and without a whole lot of light?

    Also, having a planter that hangs out of a window isn’t an option because there is a brick "lip" right outside both windows.

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      Container Herb Garden – Container Gardening-Insightful Nana

      Friday, September 9th, 2011

      Detail Instructions on how to make your own Container Herb Garden. From selecting the container …to planting the herbs and caring for the garden. See more gardening tips at Insightful Nana.com

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        indoor garden help!?

        Saturday, August 20th, 2011

        I am growing thyme, chives, parsley, cilantro and basil in my kitchen, all but two are sprouting. I am very excited, this is my first time doing anything like this. I have decided to expand my little garden and would like to know what other vegetables and herbs I can grow indoors. I live in Arizona, so it’s way too hot to do anything outside.
        Any help would be nice.

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          How can I convert aquariums into indoor gardens?

          Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

          I have 2 decent size aquariums (35 and 50 gallon) collecting dust in my basement and I was hoping to put them to good use as indoor gardens in my kitchen. I am looking to grow some basic veggies and herbs to be used for fresh eating and in cooking, organic preferred. However, I haven’t a clue how to use them as indoor gardens and am especially concerned about drainage. Also I do not receive adequate light in my home and would need to rely on artificial light.

          I am having trouble finding actual how to guides with instructions on starting an indoor garden using an aquarium. Is this just a silly idea or a actual possibility? All help is greatly appreciated.

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            Indoor garden advice?

            Thursday, August 11th, 2011

            I want to grow an indoor garden with my 3 year old daughter. What are some easy plants to grow, veggies, herbs or whatever.. I’d like to grow tomatoes, but I’ve been reading up on it and it looks like quite the process. What’s best for someone starting out (and someone without a green thumb!) I’ve heard of using teabags in the soil to help plants grow. Should I try this? Any other advice?

            I’d like to grow everything from seeds, and I’d like to try at least 3 different plants (or more!)

            Also, I’m in Ontario, Canada, so there’s lots of sun in the summer, but not so much in the winter, spring and fall.. plus it gets pretty cold by the window I plan on using for sunlight.

            Thanks for reading!! 🙂
            Tony, I meant to give you a thumbs up, not a thumbs down! My finger slipped… 🙂 It’s a great answer!

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              Indoor garden advice?

              Sunday, August 7th, 2011

              I want to grow an indoor garden with my 3 year old daughter. What are some easy plants to grow, veggies, herbs or whatever.. I’d like to grow tomatoes, but I’ve been reading up on it and it looks like quite the process. What’s best for someone starting out (and someone without a green thumb!) I’ve heard of using teabags in the soil to help plants grow. Should I try this? Any other advice?

              I’d like to grow everything from seeds, and I’d like to try at least 3 different plants (or more!)

              Also, I’m in Ontario, Canada, so there’s lots of sun in the summer, but not so much in the winter, spring and fall.. plus it gets pretty cold by the window I plan on using for sunlight.

              Thanks for reading!! 🙂

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                Herb & Vegetable Gardening with Children.mov

                Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

                Gardening Expert Melinda Myers appears on the Morning Blend to talk about tomatoes, herbs, a pizza garden and other fun and creative gardens and containers to get the kids excited about gardening. www.bonnieplants.com melindamyers.com www.themorningblend.com Melinda Myers, best known for her gardener friendly and practical approach to gardening, has more than 30 years of horticulture experience in both hands-on and instructional settings. She has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist, and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Each year, Melinda presents at many of the major flower shows and garden events, sharing her knowledge with gardeners from across the country. For more information, please visit Myers’ web site melindamyers.com The site features regularly updated garden tips, videos, green tips, podcasts, an Ask Melinda database of gardening questions and plant guides, photo galleries, appearance information and much more.

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                  Growing Broccoli – Vegetable Gardening

                  Monday, August 1st, 2011

                  Broccoli is a very nutritious vegetable and easy to grow. The Garden Guru Phil Dudman shares his tips for growing and keeping broccoli plants productive.phildudman.com

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                    Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Broccoli

                    Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

                    Broccoli is an easy and rewarding crop to grow, but it needs regular feeding and attention. Phil Dudman The Garden Guru shows you how to keep broccoli growing strongly. phildudman.com

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