Archive for the ‘Container Gardening’ Category

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, […]

June 28, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening, Extending the Season  2 Comments

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 […]

February 14, 2015  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening, Extending the Season  No Comments

12 Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs to Grow 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 […]

November 16, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening, Extending the Season, Garden Projects, The Experiments  6 Comments

5 Points to Help With Container Gardening

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 […]

August 12, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening  3 Comments

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 […]

June 30, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening, Gardening  4 Comments

Simple Yet Fun, Garden Whimsy

“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 […]

June 28, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Container Gardening, Gardening, Techniques & Issues  No Comments