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Welcome to the world of container gardening
March 30, 2013 12:00 am • Paul Sywassink Muscatine County Master Gardener
Container gardens are one of the fastest growing segments of gardening. Containers can be grown where traditional gardens are not possible including decks, patios and areas with poor soil. Since containers are movable, they can be placed in different areas where instant landscaping and color is desired. We must realize that container gardening is not just for flowers, but vegetables also do well when planted the same way. I have been planting some vegetables in containers for several years and have had much success.
Choosing a Container
Just about anything in your imagination is suitable to use as long as it holds soil. Size makes no difference, since the smaller plants can be planted in items like old shoes. You can use clay, plastic pots, wooden barrels, wire baskets lined with sphagnum moss, old wash tubs, and the list could go on and on. I
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