March 6, 2018
Bulbs + containers
I have a beautiful ceramic pot that sits on my front step year-round. It’s the perfect size for the plain plastic grower’s pots my favourite garden centre sells, so I have a rotating pair of pots I swap out. Last summer’s skeletons got replaced this weekend with a fresh pot of crocus, iris, and narcissus. I planted the bulbs last October, and they overwintered on my back deck, protected by an upside-down tomato cage wrapped in frost blanket.
I’ve also filled my big rectangular self-watering planter with tulips, anemones, and gladiolus. I used a couple of plexiglass sheets and some pot toes to make a simple cold frame to keep the soil temperature up a little through the winter. It looks like the tulips are on their way up at least!
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You don’t need big space to do container gardening.
You can use your terrace, balcony, doorsteps, windowsills etc., to grow fresh nutritious vegetables. Just make sure you are getting ample sunlight there.
Learn the basics of growing in a pot https://gardening-abc.com/container-gardening-a-great-motivator/
Lack of space is never a constraint for growing plants.
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How to make 14 different types of vertical gardens, plus where to buy kits and other diy living wall ideas. http://easyverticalgardening.com/types-of-vertical-gardens/
Ah my small green babies, how you have grown!
Tomato cages are great for tomatoes and all, but I find them really helpful for squashes too! I don’t have the horizontal room for sprawling stems, so the cage helps funnel that growth upwards instead.
Tomato & zucchini update!
Deck garden jumble! Deck jungle?
Vertical garden done beautifully