10 Tips for Container Gardening

container gardeningIf you’re one of those gardeners — or would-be gardeners — who find themselves with a lack-of-space dilemma, don’t despair. You really can grow produce in containers, and today’s post has ten tips for container gardening from San Francisco Bay Area gardening consultant and edible-garden designer Steve Masley to help you do it.

Find out the number one reason container gardens fail.  Get an expert’s recipe for perfect container-garden soil. Learn about light requirements, the difference in pots, and whether bigger really is better. All this and more is the focus of Annie Thornton’s article for Houzz.

What You Need to Know about Container Gardening . . . Before You Start

Most edibles do well in containers, and in some cases even prefer them. For gardeners with poor soil, or no soil at all, container gardening can be a way to create the edible garden your landscape wouldn’t otherwise allow you — all within steps of your house. But where to start? San Francisco Bay Area gardening consultant and edible-garden designer Steve Masley shares 10 great tips to growing the edibles in containers.(Click here to read the original article.)

As with so many things, container gardening isn’t really that difficult . . . once you know the rules. Or at least have some guidelines.

So, balcony gardeners, patio gardeners, window sill gardeners, container gardeners of all kinds, take note: You really, really can grow produce in a limited space. Just go get your containers and get going. This could be your best gardening year ever!

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