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4 Cool Season Vegetables Ideal for Containers
4 Cool Season Vegetables Ideal for Containers
by Ann Clary and C. Darren Butler GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Gardeners often think of growing vegetables in containers, but may not think of growing cool season vegetables in containers through fall and winter. In many mild-winter areas of California, containers are an excellent way to grow small […]
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5 Tips for Growing Basil in Containers
5 Tips for Growing Basil in Containers
Basil is an ideal plant for container gardening, whether on the patio or the kitchen windowsill. Growing basil in containers allows you to move basil to follow seasonal changes in sun, to shaded areas during hot summers, warmer areas during spring, and to protected areas when necessary in response to winds or other environmental factors. […]
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Do Peppers Make Good Container Plants?
Do Peppers Make Good Container Plants?
Both hot and sweet peppers make excellent container plants. Containers allow you to move peppers to follow seasonal changes in sun, to shaded areas during hot summers, warmer areas during winter, and to protected areas when necessary in response to winds or other environmental factors. Fruits may crack or develop blossom end rot easily as […]
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Purchasing Roses in Containers: 4 Tips
Purchasing Roses in Containers: 4 Tips
Roses growing in containers are widely available for purchase at many nurseries in most areas of California year-round. Many of the less common varieties may be available only as bare-root plants during bare-root season, typically during January and February, either at nurseries or from mail order sources. Read these four tips before purchasing roses: Select […]
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Planting Container Roses: Technique, Soil Preparation and Spacing
Planting Container Roses: Technique, Soil Preparation and Spacing
For those gardeners who have missed bare-root season and have purchased roses in containers, here is our recommended advice for planting container roses. GardenZeus receives commissions on sales made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Water your roses well, then allow them to drain overnight before planting. Use eye […]
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Container Tomatoes: Variety Recommendations and Growing Needs
Container Tomatoes: Variety Recommendations and Growing Needs
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. These commissions are earned without additional cost to you. Tomatoes can make excellent container plants, provided that a few important criteria are met. Choice of Type and Variety. Most cherry tomato varieties that are otherwise suited to your growing conditions will produce abundantly in […]
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Container Gardening: Cucumber, Corn, Snap Peas and Eggplant
Container Gardening: Cucumber, Corn, Snap Peas and Eggplant
Avid container gardeners may have considered growing lettuce, herbs or tomatoes in containers, but not cucumbers, corn, snap peas and eggplants. These four vegetables make excellent container plants, provided that you follow a few tips and select your varieties carefully. Cucumber. Most bush varieties and smaller vining cucumber varieties do well in containers. Use well-drained […]
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Growing Orange Trees in Containers: Meeting the Challenges
Growing Orange Trees in Containers: Meeting the Challenges
With proper pruning and management, any variety of orange tree can be grown in a container, although trees may stay small and yields may be minimal unless trees are grown in very large pots. Use a soil mix of at least 30% sand, combined with soil and compost or well-rotted organic matter, in pots or […]
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Growing Kumquats in Containers: It’s Easy if You Follow a Few simple Steps
Growing Kumquats in Containers: It’s Easy if You Follow a Few simple Steps
Growing kumquats in containers is relatively easy. With an especially compact shape and smaller size, kumquat trees make ideal container plants. GardenZeus recommends Nagami, or the Nippon orangequat hybrid as the best kumquat varieties for containers. Kumquats in containers are susceptible to the same palate of pests and diseases as are kumquats planted in the […]
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