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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.

Over or Under watering Plants
Too much water and your plants will die … too little and your plants could die, a surface watering that starves the roots and your plants may die … for some plants having wet feet is fine, for others less is certainly more! How much is too much or too little or not enough? These tips will help.

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 - TOBACCO SPRAY
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!

Planning Your Container Garden
What do you want your container garden to do? What kind of gardener will you be? Frustrated because you need a plan and some ideas to get you going? Not sure how to start a container garden? Stalled and need to start again? This article will help you answer these questions with a self survey.

Plant Summer-blooming Bulbs in Winter
Winter is the time to plant your summer-blooming container bulbs. You can easily keep them protected from freezing in a garage or basement (or outdoors in mild climates), and you´ll get a jump on the season. Here are some great summer bloomers to plant now!

Poppy Containers
Poppy. When you say the word and think flower what comes to mind? Airy friendly waving-in-the-breeze thoughts? Flanders fields and Remembrance day? A meadow that poets speaks of? Then your question may follow … but can I grow this delightful flower in a container? Of course you can! Here’s how.

Pots of Sunflowers
Pots of Sunflowers aka Pots of Pleasure are easy to grow from seed and tend; they’re a fine addition to anyone’s sunny container space. There’s a size to suit so you can grow small medium or large ... though for the large, make sure your roof is high enough! Just look at these beauties and smile!

Potting a Palm tree
They are graceful, can be elegant and just speak of charming times! Now which plant can do that? A Palm of course … and there are many styles; varieties and shapes to choose from. Why not think about a palm for your balcony space – they grow readily in containers, are easy to care for. Ah ... yes!

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