Pot gardening (Google / JS Online)

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Pot gardening

By Karen Herzog
Wednesday, Jun 11 2008

If you’d like to save money by growing some of your own vegetables or herbs, but don’t have much space for a garden, think: Pot.  No, not the illegal variety. You can grow several types of food and herbs in a terracotta pot on your patio or rooftop.  Vegetable gardening has become popular, especially as food prices have risen. To help people on the road to a green thumb, the Milwaukee Urban Gardens gardening club is sponsoring a container gardening workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. next Thursday, June 19, at Havenswood State Forest Education Center, 6141 N. Hopkins St.  Cost is $5 per person. Bring your questions, ideas and gardening gloves — you’ll be making a planted container to take home.

The class will be taught by Mary Wepking, an accomplished roooftop and container gardener. E-mail info@milwaukeeurbangardens.org or call (414) 431-1585 with questions or to sign up for the class.

Not only will growing your own food will help reduce your grocery bill and carbon footprint — it’ll bring pleasures to the table. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes.

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Willem Van Cotthem

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