container gardening

The Best Way of Growing Herbs in Containers

Guest writer: Jack Grant Plants or even herbs can be planted in different ways. They can be planted in a container and placed it inside the house or plant it directly in the soil of your garden. Whichever way you will use in planting herbs, their requirement for survival are just the same to the other plants. Herb growers or even plant growers should always bear in their minds that all kinds of plants have their three basic needs for their...

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Five factors that affect your potted indoor plants in the winter

Winter has an effect not only on container plants left outdoors, but also on potted plants indoors. There are five important key factors that affect your plants in the winter months. With a little care and a watchful eye you can keep those plants healthy throughout the winter months. 1. Proper lighting is the very first element to consider. In winter natural light is not as strong. Place your plants closer to the windows, and rotate them...

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Potting Soil Tips for Container Gardening

Proper potting soil for the indoor gardens is one step that is often overlooked. But remember, you are providing a home for a plant and the soil need to be rich in nutrients and healthy. Many people use recycled soil, which is ok if you follow a few rules. Sterilize the soil to make sure it has no germs or bugs. Do this by placing it in the oven on low heat, 250 degrees, for an hour. Replenish nutrients that were used up in the soil. A mix of...

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Selecting plants for the indoor container garden

What makes an indoor container garden successful? Enjoyment for the family, healthy plants and ease of care are my top concerns. By now if you have started to set up an indoor growing area you have picked out planters and selected an area in the home with proper lighting. Your next steps should be, selecting plants. Know your plants that you are planning to grow. Is your indoor garden herbs, edibles, flowers or a mix? If you select a picky high...

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Landscape Boundaries And Partitions for the garden areas

by guest writer: Kent Higgins Shrubs are used in four broad ways: 1.  For boundaries. 2.  For partitions and backgrounds 3.  For specimens and 4.  For foundation plantings. We have discussed these uses of shrubs and the characteristics demanded by each use. Even at the risk of repetition, further discussion with the particular plans in mind may be helpful. Boundaries Boundary plantings are used to give privacy and to screen from view any...

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Simple Indoor Gardening Tips For A Great Indoor Garden

Indoor gardening has became a recent trend as people struggle to stay within their food budgets from month to month. The price of groceries has soared over the past few years and we are always looking for ways to cut down on spending. The internet can provide you with beautiful indoor garden ideas. These tips should get you started. The key to successful indoor gardening is what you choose to grow. Some herbs and vegetables will not fair well in...

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