CONTAINER
GARDENS
GARDENING




CONTAINER GARDENING

CONTAINER GARDENING RELATED TOPICS

GUIDE TO CONTAINER GARDENING

CONTAINER GARDENING LINKS



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CONTAINER
GARDENING




In a world of limited time and space, container gardens seem to make
more and more sense. Containers allow you to enjoy growing plants in
places that might be thought of as impossible or unthinkable in which
to plant.

Poor soil or no place to put plants in the ground is no longer an excuse
for not being able to enjoy the simple pleasures of gardening.



Container Gardening
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/



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CONTAINER
GARDENING
RELATED TOPICS




Choosing a Container
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/choosing.cfm

Selecting Soil Mixes
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/soil.cfm

Considering Environmental Factors
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/environmental.cfm

Creating Four Season Containers
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/fourseasons.cfm

Choosing and Combining Plants
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/combining.cfm

Watering
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/watering.cfm

Making Herb and Vegetable Container Gardens
http://https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/herbveggie.cfm

Fertilizing
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/fertilizing.cfm

Grooming Basics
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/grooming.cfm

Building Successful Containers
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/building.cfm



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Blueprints for Building Containers
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/blueprints.cfm

Troubleshooting Cultural Disease and Insect Problems
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/problems.cfm

Constructing and Caring for Container Water Gardens
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/water.cfm

Making Hanging Baskets
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/hanging.cfm

Landscaping with Containers
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/landscaping.cfm

Growing Vines in Containers
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/vines.cfm

Topiary
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/topiary.cfm

Overwintering Plants and Containers
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/overwintering.cfm

Container Garden Whimsy
https://extension.illinois.edu/containergardening/whimsy.cfm




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SECTION 3



GUIDE TO
CONTAINER
GARDENING




Even the smallest patio or porch can boast a crop of vegetables or
a garden of flowers in containers. Planter boxes, wooden barrels,
hanging baskets and large flowerpots are just some of the containers
that can be used. The container gardener is limited only by his
imagination. Consider the following guidelines when choosing your
container.

Avoid containers with narrow openings.

Cheap plastic pots may deteriorate in UV sunlight and terracotta pots
dry out rapidly. Glazed ceramic pots are excellent choices but require
several drainage holes.

Wooden containers are susceptible to rot. Redwood and cedar are relatively
rot resistant and can be used without staining or painting. Avoid wood
treated with creosote, penta or other toxic compounds since the vapors can
damage the plants. One advantage of wooden containers is that they can be
built to sizes and shapes that suit the location.

Use containers between 15 and 120 quarts capacity. Small pots restrict the
root area and dry out very quickly. The size and number of plants to be
grown will determine the size of the container used. Deep rooted vegetables
require deep pots.

Make sure your pot has adequate drainage. Holes should be 1/2 inch across.
Line the base of the pot with newspaper to prevent soil loss.

In hot climates use light-colored containers to lessen heat absorption and
discourage uneven root growth.

Set containers on bricks or blocks to allow free drainage.

Line hanging baskets with sphagnum moss for water retention. Keep baskets
away from afternoon sun.

If you choose clay pots, remember that clay is porous and water is lost
from the sides of the container. Plants in clay pots should be monitored
closely for loss of moisture.



Guide to Container Gardening
http://www.gardenguides.com/685-guide-container-gardening.html



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Container Gardens
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Container_garden




Windowbox
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_box



Flower Box
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_box




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SECTION 4



CONTAINER
GARDENING
LINKS




122 Container Gardening Ideas
http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/gardens/

Container Gardening
http://www.hgtv.com/design/topics/container-gardening

Container Gardening
http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/container-gardening-101

Container Gardening
https://www.thespruce.com/container-gardening-4127755

Container Gardening
https://www.gardendesign.com/containers/

Container Gardening
http://www.finegardening.com/container-gardening

Container Gardening
https://bonnieplants.com/container-gardening/

Container Gardening
http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/homegard/cntanegrd.htm

Container Gardening Guide
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/containergardening/

Container Vegetable Gardening
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8105.html



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Guide to Container Gardening
http://www.gardenguides.com/685-guide-container-gardening.html

Science Of Gardening
http://www.exploratorium.edu/gardening/

Vegetable Gardening in Containers
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/vegetable/files/2010/10/E-545_vegetable_gardening_containers.pdf

VEGETABLE GARDEN: CONTAINER GARDEN
https://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/vegetable/container.html



Farmers Almanac
http://www.almanac.com/




Modern Farmer
http://modernfarmer.com/




The Encyclopedia of Life
http://eol.org/




PLANETKIDS.BIZ
http://www.planetkids.biz/




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