General Gardening

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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Using Recycled Items to Sprout Seeds

Recycled seed sprout container plantWhen starting seeds, it's best to plant many seeds in many small plant containers. The seeds that sprout and grow the best can be planted in larger containers and moved outside once the weather gets warmer. While seeds are sprouting and the seedlings are growing, they are delicate and often can't survive (or won't even germinate in the first place) if put outdoors in the cooler months.

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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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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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Identifying and Treating Root Rot

Root rotUnfortunately, plant root damage isn’t visible until the damage has become so great that it affects the above-ground portion of your container plant. Root rot is one common root problem, caused by fungus that thrives in overwatered potting soil.

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