General Gardening

Grow Better Zinnias with Full Sun

Zinnia flowerMy zinnia flowers grew really tall and thin, and they had really small blooms. What happened?

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How to Easily Bring Water Outdoors

Watering canAre you sick of walking in and out of your apartment to fill up your watering can so you can water your balcony container plants? Sick of tracking potting soil inside? Wish you just had a hose hookup outside? You’re feeling what a lot of balcony container gardeners feel. There are those few who are lucky enough to have water hose hookups, but most balcony gardeners have to traipse in and out over and over to give water to their container plants.

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An Interview with Tyler Weaver from CrazyAboutCompost.com

BalconyContainerGardening.com's recently interviewed Tyler Weaver from CrazyAboutCompost.com and TylerTalksTrash.com. Learn all about Tyler and why he wants you to help him save the environment by composting in your balcony container garden.

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All You Need to Know About Planting Zones

Hardiness map planting zonesWhen you know the planting zones of your area, you can make smart container plant choices for your apartment garden. Use the hardiness map (click here for a larger version) by locating where you live and matching the color with the chart to the left of the average annual extreme minimum temperature in that area.

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Fall Garden chores

SpinachYour balcony container garden needs to be maintained throughout the year. Due to different weather and growing seasons of the plants gardeners keep, some gardening chores differ between the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons. In some areas, the climate is mild throughout the year, and these garden chores can be done at different times in the year. In the fall, you will harvest or remove any plants that have completed their growing season, and you will plant any cool-weather plants. Fall is also the time to prepare for winter.

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