Container gardens can be simple and easy (Google / Maplewood-Brentwood Patch)

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Limited Space Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Garden

Container gardens can be a simple and easy solution for flower, herb, and vegetable growing.

By Becky Slatin

Whether you live in an apartment, a condominium or a house with a small yard, you can still grow your favorite flowers, herbs and vegetables in containers of all shapes and sizes.

“Container gardening is really popular today as more and more people are staying home and want to enjoy their space,” said Jean Harkey, manager of Teson Farms, a Brentwood garden center. “People have containers in their entryways, patios, porches and decks for their gardens.”

This is a great time to start thinking about building a container garden because the chance of a freeze is unlikely after mid-April, Harkey said. Container gardens can be built using seeds or plants, but of course plants give people a little jump on having fresh flowers and vegetables a little sooner.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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