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Creative containers you can use to garden anywhere

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If you live in a small space without a garden plot, you can still grow vegetables in the space you do have — be it a balcony or patio. You’ll just have to get creative. Many vegetables are easy to grow in containers. Container gardening welcomes innovation. There are some clearly definable requirements that, once met, will free you to experiment with the types of containers you use. The result can…

3-4 weeks of container gardening

4 reasons it can be better to garden in containers

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When I began growing vegetables and herbs on the balcony of a condo in 2007, it was a new way of maintaining some activities I’d loved all my life: be outdoors, get grubby, and experiment. Soon after the gardening thing took hold of me I had a daughter, and when I wasn’t getting to know this new human being or sacked out, exhausted, I was reading about gardening, blogging about it,…

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Five vegetables that are easy to grow in containers

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If you love the flavor and freshness of just-picked vegetables, you can’t beat the convenience of growing your own. Even if you have limited space, such as an apartment or condo balcony, you can reap a crop of home-grown goodies. Here are five sure-fire crops that work well in containers. 1. Tomatoes Tomatoes, of course, will reward you with some of the best fruit you can get, especially in the…

How to grow vegetables on your apartment balcony

How to grow vegetables on your apartment balcony

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I started container gardening out of happy necessity: a virulent strain of the gardening bug bit me while I was still living at my parent’s house, where I could build a plot in the yard. But when I moved into a condo, the balcony offered the best square-footage I could get that was close at hand. If you’ve lived in a condo or apartment, you’re familiar with the traditional barrel…