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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Garden Memories and Container Garden TIps

When I was a kid I spend lots of time at my grandparents. I had two sets of them, I was lucky, they both lived within a short distance of our family home. Each of my grandparents were farmers and were proud of it. My moms mother loved her garden. It was very similar to this picture. It was surrounded by a white picket fence with a little gate. In the garden she would grow veggies that the family would use year round as well as flowers She loved her flowers. My grandmother would work in her garden daily and for hours at a time.

Perhaps you would love to garden and don't have the room needed to have a garden like my grandmother had. Then try a container garden. Here a few tips to help you get your garden growing

First decide what container to grow your garden in. The tip here is bigger is better, large plastic containers with good drainage that is there or that you make by drilling holes in the bottom. Metal containers are not great because the can get to hot.

Second is to get some good potting soil to put into the containers. It should be well  aerated, lightweight and be able to drain well.

Now what to grow in containers
Salad greens
Bush beans
Almost all herbs
Containers should be placed in an area that has at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water once a day and when hot you should water 2 times a day.
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