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Cut Flowers from Containers
One of the pleasures of your ‘cut’ container garden is to have fresh cut flowers in your home just because or perhaps for a special occasion dinner. And why not? It makes it even more special when you can say that you grew them yourself!

Potting Soil Pests
Using a good soil for your patio balcony space is a crucial component of container gardening and getting the basics right is truly important. Here we speak of some of the pests that can be found lurking in potting soil.

Recipes with APPLES
With the coming of Fall comes cooler nights, the trees turning shades of gold and red, and... Apples! Here are some luscious recipes for using your apple harvest, and for saving your excess apples for use throughout the year.

Choosing your Container
All pots are not created equal! Know the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials available for your container plants.

Potting Soil Basics
The term potting soil is actually a misnomer! Good potting soil should contain very little soil.

Cool Season Colour
Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean I have to live without the colorful flowers and foliage I love. There are many plants available that can endure the cooler weather.

Fungus Gnats
Fungus gnats are an indication that a plant is overwatered. Left unattended, they can do damage to your container plants, but they will irritate you long before that happens! Learn how to control and prevent this common pest.

Pest Control - NO TOBACCO
Tobacco pest spray for aphids. Do not use this! It is not organic, but besides that it is actively and directly harmful to your pots and containers; your soil and the environment. Eschew this old wives’ tale immediately. Actively ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.

Pest Control - GARLIC SPRAY
Anyone can battle insects and diseases found in container gardens with comparatively innocent and harmless products and plants. These include garlic, chillies, liquid soaps, cooking oil and others. In this article we highlight Garlic in particular as a natural pest repellent.

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