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Halloween Decor for 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!
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.
Hanging Baskets and Wall Planters
Hanging baskets and wall planters can be used to grow flowers, herbs, and even smaller vegetables and fruits. Due to their small size they dry out easily. Here are suggestions for container materials, planting tips and soils to make your baskets the most beautiful ever.
Herb Tea – Grow your Own
Most of us enjoy a cup of herb tea now and then, if not every day. It is so easy to grow your own herbs and most can be used fresh or dried. When growing your own you can also make your own special concoctions. Here are instructions for growing, harvesting, drying and brewing your own herb teas.
Herbs - an Introduction
Fresh herbs are a great addition to almost any dish, but they can be hard to find and expensive to buy. So why not grow your own? Herbs are among the easiest plants to grow in containers. Here are tips on growing some of the best culinary herbs for your kitchen garden.
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 - BASIL
Do you grow BASIL? And what do you want to do with it? Use it for foodies and kitchen treats? Use it for garnishes and cocktails? Use it for colour and prettiness in your containers? Use it in your home? – Yes please! Well there are many varieties, we are spoilt for choice so choose yours now!
Herbs in Action - BAY LAUREL
Bay leaves are an important part of many wonderful sauces and main dishes, and nothing can beat the flavor and aroma of fresh-cut Sweet Bay leaves. The tree is easy to grow and does very well in containers – here is all you need to know to grow your own fresh Bay leaves!
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 - CILANTRO
Cilantro or Coriander - it doesn't matter what you call it. This versatile herb is easy to cultivate, tastes good in cooking, leaves, stalks and seeds are harvested and it even chases away flies and mosquitoes. It's a sunshine herb and likes cool weather planting. Grow some - you will be pleased!
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