Plants

How to Grow and Care for Zucchini in Containers

Zucchini

Intro: Zucchini plants are hybrids with cucumbers. Growing zucchini in plant containers in kitchen gardens is easy, and your plants should produce great-tasting fruit quickly. There are a few zucchini varieties, but most are a dark green color. Some zucchini varieties are light green, yellow or orange. Because zucchini plants are large, choose a very large plant container that is at least 2 feet by 2 feet for one plant. If you crowd your zucchini plants, it will negatively affect the yield.

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How to Grow and Care for Golden Pothos in Containers

golden pothos Epipremnum

Intro: Although the golden pothos is usually a container plant for indoor gardens, it can do well in shady balcony gardens. Also known as devil’s ivy, golden pothos is a fantastic container plant that thrives in almost the dimmest of light. It can be grown in hanging containers, be trained to grow vertically, or you can prune this plant often to keep it in the shape of a little bush. Even if you have a black thumb and kill any plant you touch, a pothos plant should grow well for you.

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How to Grow and Care for Chamomile Flowers in Containers

Chamomile flower

Intro: Chamomile is a beautiful little white-petaled flower that can be dried and made into a fruity-tasting herbal tea. If you are growing chamomile in your balcony garden to make tea, get the German chamomile variety and not Roman chamomile. This container plant can is usually only about 9 inches tall, but it can grow to 2 feet, and it spreads up to 2 feet across. Chamomile flowers look like dasiies and are about 1 inch in diameter.

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How to Grow and Care for the Arrowhead Plant in Containers

Arrowhead plant Syngonium

Intro: The arrowhead plant is a great container plant for shady balcony gardens that don’t get much direct sunlight. If you have a southern exposure with bright light, it will do better in an indoor garden (it will also not tolerate temperatures below 60 degrees). Arrowhead leaf color varieties vary from dark green to highly variegated dark and light green, but the leaf of each arrowhead variety will always have that interesting arrow shape. You can keep the arrowhead plant pruned so it only has juvenile leaves, or you can allow it to mature and climb up a trellis or support sticks.

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How to Grow and Care for the Peony Flower in Containers

 

Peony flower

Intro: Peonies are easy flowers with large, colorful and wonderfully scented blooms have large, deep root systems, so when growing them in plant containers, make sure to give them a lot of extra room. They can grow down at least 1 foot, so provide a large container for these flowers. Once established, peonies require little maintenance. There are many peony varieties to choose from, and flowers, which bloom in late spring or early summer, can be white, pink, red, yellow, orange, or purple.

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