Container Gardening Round Up

Container Gardening

Santa brought me a little treat in my stocking this year! Sunset Container Gardening.
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Who doesn’t love a new gardening book! I know I do. Container Gardening is published by Sunset. Which is a garden publisher that has been around for a lot of years. In fact the first gardening book I ever bought was published by Sunset. I still reffer to it multiple times a year and it is more than 20 years old.

Sunset Container Gardening was full of great container gardening info!  It covers using containers everywhere from Entryways to Decks & Porches to Roof Gardens and Balconies.  It also has a great section on care and maintenance of containers.  But best of all its just a very BEAUTIFUL book.  It is loaded with hundreds of photos and great ideas for container gardening.  This book was well worth the price!

I have to admit Container Gardening is one of my weak spots (Mrs. Stoney knows this, I think that’s why I got the book). I’m very excited to have a little help with growing in containers.  We do okay most years with flowers in containers but I have always struggled with herbs and veggies.  So I’m hoping the things I’m learning from this book will help!

I’ve been all the way through the book already and it has really got me inspired to add a bunch of new containers to our yard and garden this year.

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I’ve got all kinds of plans you will get to see happen this year, starting with dressing up this front doorway to our house!  You can see from the photo that I’m only moderately successful even with flowers!

All this thinking about containers got me searching the web for more ideas. I also asked all my blogging buddies to pass along some of there best container gardening posts.  Below are some links to all of those great posts I found about growing both flowers and veggies in containers:

Planting a Salad Container Garden
http://farmfitliving.com/container-salad-gardening/

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18 Gallon Self Watering Containers
http://growagoodlife.com/constructing-18-gal-self-watering-containers-swc/

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5 Best Container Vegetables
http://brownthumbmama.com/2014/02/5-best-container-vegetables.html

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How to make an Earth Bucket
http://www.littlebigharvest.com/2014/06/making-self-watering-planter-earth.html

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5 Ways to Protect Potted Plants in Winter
http://www.growforagecookferment.com/5-ways-to-protect-potted-plants-in-winter/

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Tower Garden
http://northernhomestead.com/introducing-tower-garden/

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How To Grow in Bags
http://northernhomestead.com/grow-grow-bags/

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How to Sew a Grow-Bag
http://northernhomestead.com/sew-grow-bag/

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I also set up a Pinterest board on container gardening you can go follow that board here.

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4 Comments

  1. Margy February 14, 2016 2:20 pm Reply

    Because I don’t have any land for gardening I do a lot with containers. I’ve had lots of success with potatoes, herbs, peas, beans, tomatoes, squash, peppers, rhubarb, and cucumbers. Just about anything that can grow in a bed can adapt to a container.

    http://powellriverbooks.blogspot.com

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