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Eek! Earthworms in my Containers!
Earthworms and healthy soil are like bread and butter or bacon and eggs – okay apart but a winning combination when said and acted upon together. With earthworms in your containers you'll certainly notice the difference in yields. Introduce some to your pots soon – you will be pleased you did!

Green Thumb v Black Thumb Gardening!
"Prove that Black Thumb Gardening does or does not exist!" This is the school project given to Tammy in Grade 8. She has to prove it by growing or not growing two starter containers, one pretty with flowers and the other edible. Why not join her, try the tub recipes described then visit the forum?

Container creepers hide things!
Containers hide things like ugly walls or utility areas or provide a restful patch. How about setting up a pergola or archway entrance to your patio or front door? Containers are so versatile; one has just got to love their multitasking properties. Add your ideas to use them creatively, read on!

Herbs in Action - GINGER
A wow! in the kitchen, a wow! in the garden and a wow! for your health, Ginger is easy to grow and especially suited to containers. Pretty plants, useful in many ways and very good friends with many herbs or spices though go best with chillies and garlic. Do yourself a favour and grow some soon.

Herbs in Action - CHILLIE PEPPERS
An herby bush or is it bushy herb? – Chillies are favourites in any garden or kitchen. On their own or not, this wonderful herb is easy to eat, easy to use and it's easy to harvest your own organically grown crop right on the balcony! And for choice we're spoilt, from nought to meltdown in seconds

Herbs in Action - VERDOLAGAS
Verdolagas? Purslane? Pigsweed? Portulaca oleracea? Use any of these names and internationally someone somewhere would know about it. This edible herbaceous plant and beneficial weed is as versatile as they come. Shakespeare wrote of it! In containers? Of course! In the kitchen? Definitely.

Air Cleansing Low Light Plant Containers
Looking for no worries, low maintenance, air-cleansing (according to NASA), low light containers? Do such plants exist? You bet they do! Here is some info on Aspidistra and Dracaena plants. Want something real and green not plastic or silk! Want to do some seriously no fuss gardening? Here’s how.

JULY 2011 Moon Gardening Guide
Gardening by the Moon is becoming more popular as we discover and research more of what our ancestors did when planning crops and gardens and right times for right actions to harvest the right results. Read on to get the first monthly Lunar Garden Guide. There will be a new guide every month.

Moon Gardening
Gardening by the moon? What on earth does that mean? Must I garden only at night? This was an honest question someone once asked me and while it seems silly it isn’t. Only this ‘Gardening by the Moon’ means something else entirely. Do you know which moon phase is best for which garden action?

Snippets, Tips and Tricks for Gardeners
Thank heavens for gardeners’ notebooks, stories, diaries, catalogues, and word of mouth sharing. Add to this experimental gardening; seasonal trials, gardening lore, trial and error conclusions and just plain common sense. Our first selection of snippets and tips for container gardeners follows.

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