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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 - BASIL
Why do we grow herbs? For their fragrance, pleasure, their looks, the garden, for health, medicinal and home purposes and of course, to enhance our cooking. You are growing Basil in a containers not so? Here are four favourite recipes garnered from friendly cooks including my Granny. Enjoy!
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.
Hanging Baskets and Pots
Oh what a choice! Oh how pretty! Oh what a relief the winter is nearly if not already gone in your neck of the woods. Has your spring sprung? Are you ready for a splash of colour or fragrance or easy gardening? Looking for an easily achieved new look for an empty corner? Here is an idea or two.
Halloween Decorating with Containers
With the coming of Fall a lot of your containers will start to look ragged. You can easily dress them up for decorating your porch or entry by adding a few fall flowers, autumn bouquets of silk or plastic, and harvest vegetables. Here are some ways to turn your dying plants into Autumn Wonders!
Growing Sweet Bell Peppers in Containers
Sweet bell peppers are a garden favorite and very easy to grow in containers. Here are the tips you'll need to harvest a wonderful crop of sweet peppers right from your porch or patio.
Growing Verdolagas in Containers
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.
Grow Container Roses
No container garden is complete without at least one rose, any style, any colour and any pot. Fragrance? Style and Elegance? Versatility? Celebration? You have all of that in a Rose – arguably a queen of flowers. Once you have the basics in place these beautiful flowers will give you much pleasure.
Grow a pineapple in a pot
Up to a challenge of sorts? Got some patience, curiosity and some adventurous currency to spend in your container garden? Then spend it here by growing pineapples in pots. Let it be an annual event in your balcony garden as you grow new plants for a regular crop. Achievement in a container for sure!
Grow a Lemon Tree
Growing your own container lemon tree is a treat for many reasons – least of which is being able to have lemon tea! It's a versatile fruit with many uses in several arenas not the least of which includes the kitchen, for health, for homecare, cleaning and just for plain garden beauty. Here’s how.
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