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Container Cucumber Report

Container Cucumber Report

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How well did three different kinds of cucumbers grow in one patio container? Here are the results of the great cucumber experiment of 2012.

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Easy Container-Grown Basil

Easy Container-Grown Basil

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Basil is a versatile herb for creating quick summer meals. Here’s a super-simple sowing method that guarantees fresh basil all season long.

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A First Year Gardener

A First Year Gardener

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For a first time gardener surrounded by experts here at Fine Gardening magazine, I was a bit intimidated by all the information they knew and how much I didn’t. Luckily, I had a green thumb hiding all along...

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Why My Lettuce is in a Hanging Basket

Why My Lettuce is in a Hanging Basket

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So, we decided to do what any born and bred suburbanite would do; transplant the surviving lettuce into containers disguised as decorative planters - complete with flowers.

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Video: How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

Video: How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

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What's not to love about potatoes? They're tasty, require little maintenance to grow, and even produce pretty flowers. If you have the right container, you don't even need to plant them in the ground. Check out this video on growing potatoes in the most unlikely of places: a kitchen garbage can.

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Plant a Spring Container Garden

Plant a Spring Container Garden

If you’re itching to start your spring planting, but the garden soil is still too wet to work, a spring container garden may be the perfect solution.

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How Much Space Do You Need For a Vegetable Garden?

How Much Space Do You Need For a Vegetable Garden?

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Not much. One thing is for sure, you absolutely do not need what is referred to as "land" to plant a vegetable garden. Not even close.

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Water Container Frost Protection

Water Container Frost Protection

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If you live in the North Texas area as I do, you don't really concern yourself with the first annual frost/freeze threat until late October at the earliest. I am always thinking ahead to the upcoming...

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Video: How to Drip Irrigate your Container Garden

Video: How to Drip Irrigate your Container Garden

This has given me a whole new life! A little bit of Care free gardening.

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Growing Potatoes in a Laundry Basket

Growing Potatoes in a Laundry Basket

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I bought the laundry baskets at a local dollar store (I have 2 baskets). I filled the baskets with about 2" of soil & compost, then put a seed potato into each basket (each potato was cut...

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Cool Kitchen Garden Containers

Cool Kitchen Garden Containers

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If you're bored by terra-cotta planters, you'll love these creative ideas for garden containers seen at an avant-garde festival in France's Loire Valley.

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Gardening Containers From the Dollar Store!

Gardening Containers From the Dollar Store!

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Some of the best gardening containers are right in your kitchen....or the Dollar store!

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Growing Vegetables in Containers

Growing Vegetables in Containers

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If you have limited space and time but still want to try your hand at growing vegetables, think containers. No yard is necessary; a patio, deck, windowbox, or even a fire escape will do. All you’ll need is a couple of containers, some soil, seeds or seedlings, and a little fertilizer. Your cash outlay will be minimal, and you’ll have the satisfaction of growing something tasty to eat.

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The Benefits of Growing Potatoes in Containers

The Benefits of Growing Potatoes in Containers

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There's any number of reasons that we gardeners might prefer to grow things up as opposed to out.

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Growing Herbs in Windowboxes

Growing Herbs in Windowboxes

Short on garden space? Grow your herbs even closer to the kitchen in windowboxes that fit your style.

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Rooftop Refuge in the Asphalt Jungle

Rooftop Refuge in the Asphalt Jungle

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Container gardening aloft requires vigilant care, but the rewards are ample.

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