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Planting A Container Herb Garden

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Keep flavor at your fingertips by planting a container herb garden. Amy Grisak, blogger for PlantersPlace.com, shows you how to plant a container garden filled with useful, delicious herbs. Running time: 5:46

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    Indoor herb garden help?

    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

    I am completely new to gardening so I really have no clue about how to plant or care for plants. I am wanting to start an indoor herb garden, I just don’t know where to start. I went to my local Saturday market and got an idea on which herbs I’d like, mostly for culinary purposes since I like to cook. So if I buy the already planted and partially grown herbs where do I go from there? Best potting soil, planters, fertilizers? What is the best combination of herbs to grow all together? I’ve done a lot of reading online but every site has told me different things so I am just confused. I need all the advice I can get, thanks 🙂

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      Is it ok to use outdoor potting soil for indoor plants?

      Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

      I have 5 new indoor plants but only have a big bag of outdoor potting soil for gardens. Is it ok to use the outdoor potting soil for my indoor plants?

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        Gardening Tips : What Is Container Gardening?

        Friday, April 8th, 2011

        There are many advantages to container gardening, especially for those that have limited space for plants. Find out how to plant flowers in various containers, such as plastic, clay or wood, with this free video on gardening from the owner of a landscaping company. Expert: Bill Elzey Contact: www.showplacelawns.com Bio: Bill Elzey is the owner and manager of Showplace Lawns in Austin, Texas. Filmmaker: Todd Green

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          how deep to dig a vegetable garden?

          Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

          hey im digging a small vegetable garden (3×6) and was wondering how deep i should dig it? This will be my first garden, and i was wondering how i should fill her up. Obviously potting soil, but is there anything else i should mix in? Potting soil is kind of expensive. Any gardening tips for newbies would be great. Thanks

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            Vegetable gardening in upside down planters?

            Saturday, December 25th, 2010

            Background – I purchased 4 of the upside down hanging planters to grow tomatoes. I was going to purchase a name brand organic vegetable potting soil to use in the planters, when the garden center employee suggested using an amendment with my regular soil…

            The planter is hanging in full sun (sunup to sundown) and gets good air circulation, but my tomato plants have white powder mildew at the base of the stalks…though the tops (bottoms as it’s upside down) look healthy enough. I’m guessing the culprit is the yard soil contains spores and the water dripping from the planter, directly onto the plant, deposited the spores there.

            I’ve been watering once a week in cool weather, twice a week in warm. I check the soil for moisture, so I’m not over/under watering.

            My question is, how can I get rid of the mildew without using a chemical spray?

            I was wondering if I added a small amount of white vinegar to the water if it would raise the pH level enough to be hostile to the mildew spores w/o harming the plant or affecting the taste/moisture/sugar/acid content of the tomatoes?

            The tomato variety is Best Boy if that makes a difference. The plants are now a foot high (or low) depending on your perspective 🙂 and in bloom.

            Thanks!
            I’m not sure how much more sun I can provide if the planter is hanging in full sun from sunrise to sunset…

            As this pot weighs over 50 lbs and is hanging 6 ft off the ground in an upside down planter the soil cannot be switched out without crushing the plant or injuring the root system.

            Manufacturer is no help because they recommend potting soil not soil with amendments. Please read the background info.

            The dish soap water mixture in a spray bottle is a possibility. THX

            Please read the question and comment on my suggested solution or provide a working alternative.

            THX
            Someone else told me the mildew was normal for our weather. I tried the dishsoap method and the mildew is drying up and falling off the plants, so I got 2 good answers. I’m going to put it to vote because I can’t decide.

            Thanks to all who contributed, even if I didn’t pick your answer.

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            What is the best soil for an indoor herb/vegetable garden?

            Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

            I want to put some pots of herbs and maybe a few vegetables in my kitchen window, but I am not sure if regular potting soil is a good idea to use for things I am going to eat. What should I put them in? Will regular potting soil make you sick if you eat the stuff grown in it?

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            Do you have some pointers on how to easily start an indoor "garden" for someone in a nursing home?

            Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

            My neighbor, who always worked outside in his yard, is now confined to a dementia ward in the local nursing home. He still responds to plants, trees, leaves etc. I did take him some bare branches in water off my corkscrew willow tree which have now leafed out and he likes that. What else can I do? I’m thinking of taking small pots full of potting soil and helping him start seeds, (coleus comes to mind as they could be transplanted and used as houseplants.) Do you have any other ideas? Obviously we are limited on space (there is a large windowsill in his room). Could we grow any vegetables? Thank you for any suggestions.

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            How do I eliminate small winged bugs in my indoor garden?

            Monday, August 9th, 2010

            I’m growing, in seperate pots, strawberries, basil, and rosemary. They are all relatively new, fragrant plants. They have been potted with supersoil brand potting soil and are watered as needed. They are thriving beautifully, but these tiny winged insects flying around them constantly. They appear to be gnats. Is there any organic solution to this?

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