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  1. Question and Answer
    I plant lots of containers. [mostly flowers because we have a garden plot] Every year I spend a lot of money on potting soil. I am wondering if anyone has any ideas for saving money on that. We do compost, but I never seem to have enough .
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    Due to rising food costs I've decided to try growing some of my own veggies. There is no garden plot at my home and since I rent, cannot dig up lawn to create a garden so will try container gardening. Can anyone recommend any good (tried and true) books / websites that would be a help to this...
  3. Question and Answer
    Hi everyone ..... with rising costs I've decided to try my hand at growing some of my own vegetables. Unfortunately no garden plot at home and because I rent, can't dig up part of the lawn to turn into a garden. So will try my hand at container gardening. Does anyone know of any good books...
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    I just ran across this article about what you can grow in a container - I thought it was fun. I do have a regular garden, but grow quite a few things in containers. I always have tomatoes in containers, which I start early. If it looks like bad weather, I can drag them into the garage. I have...
  5. Preparedness and Survival
    I just so happen to find a blue water container that you can put water in. So.....6 gallons are water are in it. Now.....(dumb question)..... should this just be for drinking water or is this considered water that you can't drink since it will be in that container. I am asking because when you...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    I grew potatoes in containers and have been harvesting them all week.
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    I have tried to garden many times, and failed miserably. Here, our yard has 1 and is surround my oodles of mature spruce and pine trees. It makes for not so good soil. Plants die quickly. I did try raised beds a couple of years, the first year was ok, but then the soil was affected by the...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    Wish me luck!!!! I will need it. Lettuce sweet bell peppers zucchini and 2 types of tomatoes. One grape and the other I forgot. I remembered to water them today too. :D Any tips while you are here? :) Thanks!
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    I have never grown any vegetables before, so please forgive me... As I understand it, it's best to use a potting soil for container gardening.. is that correct? I'd like to use something without any chemical fertilizers or "Miracle grow" etc in it. Can anyone name a good brand or source to by...
  10. General Chat
    I have 12 large outdoor plastic pots...and on a whim bought a few 99 cent seed packets for peas,tomatoes, and beans...any tips on starting them off in the house? Due to our climate...most people do not plant seeds till mother's day weekend. but if started indoors...we could get a headstart. Any...
  11. Homesteading and gardening
    Just watched this,looks like it could be homemade pretty easy.
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    OK, I've assembled the parts of the container mix following the recipe below: South East Texas Tomato Festival Container Gardening The only thing I didn't put in is the micronutrient powder/manure. I'm trying a few different things that I have on hand already. However, manure is cheap and...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    Well, I've gone and caught the garden bug big time! I have lots of pots but don't want to spend major bucks filling them with potting soil. It's so very expensive. I found a couple of recipes for homemade container mix. The components are inexpensive and readily available: South East Texas...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    I found this website through a link on a gardening forum yesterday. I think these kids are fabulous! They have some awesome ideas and a fantastic goal. I bought a couple of reusable shopping bags at Lowe's last night to use as grow bags for fingerling potatoes. I think their grow buckets and...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    So we've decided not to do a large garden this year. We're going to fix up the yard and see what we have before putting in a garden. But now I have a bigger problem... I love to garden and I have nothing to garden. :( I'd thought of container gardening to calm my nerves and give me something...
  16. Green Living
    Don't know. I thought this was cute. However, I also think that if I put this out, I'd have to cover it as DH would NOT like it. I do really like the idea of reusing the toothpaste tubes though! I wonder if you could do something else with them? What do you think? Recycling Craft - Colgate®...
  17. Homesteading and gardening
    Planning ahead, and I'm hoping that I can overwinter some of the things I am growing on my balcony. I'm thinking mostly herbs, and greens like spinach or kale. Has anyone ever done this, and will I need gro-lites? Anyone? Bueler?
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    I'm planning to make my first foray into gardening this year, unless you count the previous owner's chives and rhubarb that come up all by themselves behind the garage lol :) I'm pretty sure I want to do tomatoes and cucumbers. We love 'em both. We are in Maine, and there is definitely still...
  19. Homesteading and gardening
    Being an apartment dweller in Canada makes gardening tricky. Where would I go for good information regarding container gardening? Something a complete beginner can comprehend.
  20. Homesteading and gardening
    I visited this place last summer and I finally got the video clips and pics mashed into one youtube video:
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