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Living Christmas Trees
You can easily grow a dwarf conifer in your container garden to use as your Christmas tree for many years. Special care is needed when moving indoors to ensure your tree's health. Here are the tips you need to grow a healthy Container Christmas Tree for many years to come.
Want to re-invent the wheel when it comes to gardening with kids? Well here is an idea where you have fun making a miniature garden out of what nots and whatfors. It is a fun project that just chews time because everyone is so busy and certainly not clockwatching. It'll make a great holiday event.
Mulches and Mulching
What is mulch? When to mulch? Why mulch? How does mulching help containers? Who should mulch? Which mulch is best? Believe it or not this subject is a simple one but oh so important for your containers. Want answers to these questions plus some sound advice without too much ado? Read on …
Natural Insecticide Recipes
Recipes for insect and disease sprays you can make at home with common ingredients. Simple and inexpensive, yet very effective.
NOVEMBER 2011 Moon Gardening Guide
Gardening by the Moon ... here is the daily ‘TO DO’ list for NOVEMBER 2011 for those who have started it. It will remain up as a featured article on the container gardening site until around 9th November and then it will go to the Container Gardening Forum to join those of previous months.
Peaceful Pots - Go Zen
Need a place to think and dream and remember? How about a single theme patio? What about producing an Asian-themed balcony? Depth and complexity sort of evolves as you use your Zen space and meditation container garden – it will mature with you as you relax and enjoy the peace such a space offers.
Peppers, Garlic and Cilantro for SALSA
When you say the word Salsa it conjures up good times, good tastes, and good company! So what goes into a salsa? Usually tomato, garlic, onion, chillie peppers and cilantro … and you can grow them all in containers. Here we cover PEPPERS, GARLIC and CILANTRO ... another covers Tomatoes and Onions.
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.
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.
Pests and Friends - BASIL
Herbs are strong and fragrant growers in gardens, window boxes and containers, and more often than not able to withstand pest attacks. So what can you do if your herbs are taking strain? We use Basil specifically here but the advice stretches to lots else and other edibles. See what you think!
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