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Gardening Basics

Container gardening offers much more than just a plant in a pot. Start out right and the job´s half done ... carry on right and the pleasure´s all yours.

Harvesting in Time star
What is the best thing for you about growing your own flowers and vegetable and herbs and other edibles? The journey is the thing but so is the destination – and often when we reach where we are going to, we neglect to do what it is we came to do! The best time to harvest is not always apparent!

2014 Trends for Container Gardening star
Are Gardeners trend setters and why? It seems the more things change the more they stay the same … so how are our LIFESTYLE and SPIRITUAL demands currently affecting our choices when it comes to our private garden spaces? Have things really changed or is it because we are becoming more discerning?

30 Tips for Container Gardeners star
We are all so busy these days and good time and resource management is prime property for everyone! An important part of who we are is what we have around us and what we come home to after the 'day' at the office, however we define that. Here are some daily quickie-garden action tips for you.

Buying Container Plants star
Buying new stock for your container garden may be just the bit of retail therapy you need but these guidelines will help you look out for good and bad signs in the planted pots you finally purchase. Don't be in a hurry! Don't go cheap! Enjoy your choices, speak to those in the know at the nursery.

Choosing your Container star
All pots are not created equal! Know the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials available for your container plants.

Clay and Ceramic Pots star
Ceramic and terra cotta clay pots are an excellent choice for container plantings and can add great beauty to your container garden. Here are some tips for using and ideas for decorating with ceramic and clay containers.

Glossary of Terms 1 star
How do we learn about How to Garden? In many ways ... much like we learn about anything - by reading, watching, seeing, copying, doing, hearing and more. But sometimes some of the basics are missed and then we get stuck! Here is a list of explained gardening concepts and terms. Helpful? I hope so!

Journalling star
Keeping a garden journal is not an exact science! No-one is going to check if yours is neat enough; and anyway your notebook is a unique and personal garden diary which summarises your container gardening actions. It is a fine memory jogger, and an excellent record of all - start one today!

Review of Watering Cans star[offsite link]
Reviews of gardening tools.

Safety in the Garden star
Common or garden sense? Do we always use it? There are times when we are in a hurry or we need to finish a job, and sometimes we just run out of time, or we don’t read the instructions and like the clever bumble bee go ahead and fly anyway. Here are some to safety gardening measures to consider.

Snippets, Tips and Tricks star
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.

Start Vegetable Containers star
Want home grown vegetables but have no space? Here´s your solution! Step-by-step tips for containers, soil, choosing your plants, and planting.

Vegetable Container Care star
Now that you've planted your container vegetable garden, here are tips to keep it healthy and help it grow.

Watering Ideas for holidays star
We invest a lot of ourselves in our gardens. Time. Imagination. Money. Effort. Our gardens become integral parts of our lives. Our flowers, our vegetables, our herbs, our trees. So how can we be sure of their good care when we go on holiday or away on business? More on watering? YES! It's important

Watering Watchpoints for Plants star
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.

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