General Gardening

Spring Garden Chores

Plant fertilizerYour balcony container garden needs to be maintained throughout the year. Due to different weather and growing seasons of the plants gardeners keep, some container gardening chores differ between the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons.

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Common Balcony Problems: Shade, Debris & Space

common balcony garden problemsThree common balcony container garden problems are shade, debris and lack of space. Even though there are some downsides to a balcony container garden, they can be easily fixed with some effort and compromise.

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3 Garden Dangers for Cats

Cat and bean plantCats love to come outside when balcony container gardeners are working on or checking up on the plants. They love to smell the smells, watch passers-by, chase bugs or just bask in the sun. Balcony gardeners love to spend their outdoor time with their cats, and to keep your cat and other animals safe, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind.

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Epcot’s “Behind the Seeds” Tour at Walt Disney World

Disney World EpcotThe "Living with the Land" attraction at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park is a 14-minute boat ride that teaches visitors about agriculture around the world. During the ride, park guests sail through experimental greenhouses to see some of the produce grown for the Epcot restaurants, as well as new and different ways to grow our favorite garden plants, including bananas, tomatoes, sunflowers, pumpkins, lettuce and more.

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Stunted Plant Growth with Low Light

Zinnia flower grown in low lightUnfortunately, many apartment gardeners have low light in their balcony gardens. You may have low light and still want to grow beautiful flowers that require high light. Unfortunately, you will be disappointed with your container plants if you can’t provide them with the correct conditions. Plants that require a lot of sun will look scraggly, less full and will grow slower when kept in shade. 

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