General Gardening

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.


Tips for Growing Plants in Strawberry Pots

Strawberry PotsA lot of people have difficulty growing plants in strawberry pots. They will often not have enough space in the pockets to grow plants, they will dry out quickly, and dirt may fall out. If you can find the right strawberry pot, then these containers are great for balcony gardens – they will allow you to grow many different kinds of plants (not just strawberries!) in a small amount of space.


FAQs About Gardening in the Shade

Caladium bicolorQuestion: I was thinking of getting flowers for my apartment patio, but my patio is on the ground floor and does not get much light. Any suggestions? See answer>>


Pros and Cons of 5 Types of Plant Pots

Terra cotta plant potsThere are a lot of different kinds of plant pots and containers available. Plastic plant pots are great for apartment gardens on balconies because they're cheap, light-weight, durable and attractive. You can get creative with the plant containers you use - they don't need to come from your local garden shop.


Tyler Weaver's Composting Tips

Tyler Weaver CrazyAboutCompost.comIn a recent interview with, Tyler Weaver from and gave some tips for composting in small-space balcony container gardens.

Learn more about Tyler Weaver and his quest to save the world one composter at a time.


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