Category: Container Gardening

Jan 21

Small Space Gardening

Gardening Jones is growing her own sweet potato slips.

As I mentioned in my last post, we are downsizing the gardens this year. Dramatically down. From about 800 sq. ft. plus containers, we’re going down to less than 200 plus containers. In the pic above the colored areas were all planted last year. What it doesn’t show is on the left, the yellow box …

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Feb 06

Recommended Veggies for Container Gardening

Gardening Jones shares some specific varieties of veggies that do well in containers.

Smaller varieties of veggies do better for container gardening. Look for seed packs or plants labeled with adjectives such as tiny, compact, dwarf, baby or small. Other names such as Thumbelina would indicate a smaller variety. Thank you for sharing this post.

Jun 28

How to Get Melons Sooner


If you click on the picture above you can see where 6 melons are growing on this single potted plant. Not bad at all for this Zone 5/6 area at the end of June. For most gardens around here, these kinds of crops might be just starting to flower. You can see the first melon, …

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Feb 14

Beat Those Winter Blues by Growing Some Green


There are a number of edible plants that are easy to grow indoors, and help make the winter go by just a little faster. Here are a few we suggest: 1. Micro Tom Tomatoes are the smallest growing tomato plant, only getting to a height of about 8 inches. In just less than 3 months …

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Nov 16

12 Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs to Grow Indoors

growing food indoors

When it comes to larger financial decisions, my husband and I hold off unless we both agree. Usually, when one person doesn’t want to spend the money, the other one finds creative ways to talk him into it. 😉 And so it was with an unheated room that would be a great place to not …

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Aug 12

5 Points to Help With Container Gardening

prickly pears

There are some wonderful gardeners out there who grow solely in containers; they are to be admired. Even if you have a nice sized garden, container gardening can allow you to grow more invasive plants, as well as some items you might otherwise not be able to. Here are a few things we’ve learned that …

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Jun 30

Container Gardening


The front of our roadside garden has always had a weed issue. There are fields across the road and lots of undeveloped land in the area, making it a prime spot for unwanted greenery. This year we decided to shut the bed down for a while. We covered it with newspaper, heavy landscaping fabric and …

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Jun 28

Simple Yet Fun, Garden Whimsy

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“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” ~Picasso At this time of year there is not a lot coming in from the garden, enough to munch on for sure and even some to store for the winter; but other than a little weeding there isn’t much work play time. Unless you create your …

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