General Gardening

How to Water Plants Properly

Potted cactus plantI am watering my neighbor’s plant pots on the porch for a week. How do I water them properly? How much water do I put in them and how often? Help!

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Why You Should (or Shouldn't) Deadhead Flowers

Dahlia flowerYou may have heard the term “deadheading” before, but what is it and why should you do it? Deadheading means removing dead or dying flowers from a plant in your container garden. Instead of focusing its energy on producing seeds, the plant is able to use that energy elsewhere.

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Top 10 Articles of 2011

Here are the 10 articles that BalconyContainerGardening.com visitors found most interesting in 2011.

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Top 10 Articles of 2010

Here are the 10 articles that BalconyContainerGardening.com visitors found most interesting in 2010.

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Saving and Storing Seeds

ISeed packetsf a container plant does well in your garden, save the seeds each year, and the plants you grow will begin to adapt to your local conditions. You can even end up creating your own heirloom varieties that you can share with others. Saving seeds will allow you will have healthier plants each year that grow better and better – and it’s cheaper than buying new seeds or seedlings each year!

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