Getting Started on Container Gardening (Google Alert / eMediaWire)

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Getting Started on Container Gardening

Don’t be fooled. You don’t have to have a large garden to grow fantastic fruits, flowers and vegetables. We have the best suggestion for any garden lover. That’s right, container gardening is a thriving way to garden anywhere. We can share some of the best benefits of container gardening, guaranteed to get you started on a container garden today.

Keighley, UK (PRWEB) September 2, 2007 — “Do you long to be able to grow your own fresh vegetables but don’t believe that you can because you do not have a big garden? Freshly harvested vegetables taste fabulous and they are so easy to grow. Anyone can grow them – even if you only have a window box you can grow cut and come again salad leaves, radishes, salad onions and if you have room for a hanging basket then you can grow tumbling tomatoes to go with your salad!” This is according to Simon Newman, author of the blog “Container Gardening”.

Now people can get information on container gardening from Simon Newman directly in their email by signing up for the container gardening newsletter. The newsletter, recently launched by the blog author, aims to help readers make the most of their gardening experience. Subscribers to the newsletter will also be eligible for discounts on the book Newman is authoring, as well as the special promotional activities of the website. These added website features will surely add up to the pleasure that can be experienced in container gardening.

People who are only starting to find interest in gardening will find that they will have more success with container and pocket gardens than in growing a full scale garden right away. They can water the plants more easily and they can move the plants around. This means they can place plants in areas around the house where the environment is more suitable for the particular plant variety. Those that need more sunshine can be grown outdoors or near windows and doors while those that require very little sunlight can be grown indoors.

There are many benefits to container gardening, the most important of which is that it requires less soil and takes up less space. People who live in apartment complexes, those with impaired mobility and those who live in dry areas can still engage in gardening through this method. Container gardening also requires less time than growing and nurturing a big garden so those who do not have too much free time can start a container garden. Plants in containers can also be moved around the house, placed on iron racks or on stairs to provide an airy and light ambiance to the home.

Those who are just starting with container gardening can start a small pocket garden near the kitchen and plant basil, tomatoes and herbs. These plants will not only provide the joys of gardening but also give fruits and leaves that can be used for cooking.

And as what Simon would say “Grow, Eat, Enjoy!”


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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