Container gardening

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    Powerflower New Member

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    I've used a container gardening methods with a really successful crop of radishes and carrots. I used pieces of left over gutters from when we put in our new shed. They work very well for the radishes and smaller carrots as they don't need as much soil. The best part was we put them on saw horses so they were up high and the rabbits couldn't get in to them.
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    maddie New Member

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    I can only have a container garden because I live in the city in an apartment on the second floor. Bell peppers tomatoes and gourds are my favorite vegetables to grow in containers. Herbs are grown in used tin cans and jam jars. All these are lined up on my kitchen window sill with a trough to catch any water that might drip down.
    If I had more space I would try out other vegetables. Currently I will have to make do with what I have. Its mainly flowers and showy indoor plants grown under grow lights.
    maddie, Oct 31, 2012
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    kat74 New Member

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    Where I come from we grow vegetables in gunny bags, any vegetable can be planted in their and it does well. Since there are no more spaces in town houses and the balcony are what remaining, people have started planting their veges in those bags and in return they eat fresh vegetables. Anything from spinach, carrot, tomatoes even onion is planted in them. May be you can try it.
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    maddie New Member

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    I use these sacks for planting my veggies. I find these pretty useful and great to use on window sills. These can be folded and kept when not in use. They can be squeezed into any space too.
    I actually grow my gourds and squashes in them.
    maddie, Nov 4, 2012
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    Tradewinds New Member

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    We do a lot of container gardening around our patio, flowers and herbs for the most part. The biggest problem we had was with the soil getting too dry and plants wilting unless watered at least once a day. A good solution was to tie the containers into our sprinkler system, on a separate zone.
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    LindaKay New Member

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    I like container gardening. I think it would really be the only option here because the soil isn't too good at all in my yard.A container also makes it easy to move them about and protect them from the elements.
    LindaKay, Apr 15, 2013
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