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I have been container gardening for over a decade. I enjoy gardening at home. Besides being a gardener, I am a voracious information geek, and enjoy passing on all that I have learned to others who are interested in growing vegetables in containers.
A little about myself: I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have three children. I believe in living well and eating as whole and clean as possible. I grow my home garden in containers because our local clay-like soil isn’t very good for growing …

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[20 Apr 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

I think herbs were the first things I ever grew in containers. Most herbs, because of their mature size, do really well in containers. Containers of all sizes and shapes can be used to grow herbs indoors or outdoors. Be creative and imaginative, and your container herb garden can be visually appealing.
What Kind of Containers to Use for Growing Herbs
Of course, the obvious types of containers to grow herbs in is flower pots. I use small 4″ terra cotta flower pots for starter plants and windowsill gardens. For herbs that …

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[20 Apr 2014 | 17 Comments | ]
Did You Know: You Can Grow Vegetables in Potting Soil Bags

Of all the container gardening methods I’ve heard of, this has got to be one of the easiest way in the world to container garden.
The only things you need to grow vegetables in plastic potting soil bags are bags of potting soil and seedlings.  How simple is that?  Just start your seeds indoors as usual, or purchase the seedlings of your choice.   Once the seedlings have been hardened off and are ready to be planted outdoors, you’re ready to start your potting soil bag container garden.
Lay the bags of potting …

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[1 Apr 2014 | One Comment | ]
One of the Easiest Vegetables to Grow Indoors

I have probably said this before, but the sun is brutal down here in south Texas.  BRUTAL.  So I do some of my gardening indoors.   The easiest vegetable to grow indoors, in my opinion, is lettuce.  Growing lettuce in a container takes very little work, very little space, and it grows very quickly.
Here’s how I grow my lettuce in a container indoors:
I use a shallow container (it’s a plastic dishpan, actually), and I filled it with potting soil.  I planted eight little lettuce seeds (two per quadrant).  When the pairs …

Growing Herbs in Containers »

[29 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

I’ve decided that because of the extreme heat this summer, I’m going to start an indoor container garden.   I’ll grow basil, rosemary, chives, thyme, and dill.  I’m also going to try to grow lavender for the first time in my life.
I have a sunny kitchen window, which should do nicely.    Unfortunately, the window looks directly into the window of my nosey neighbors’ kitchen window, so I’ll have to figure out a way for me to allow my plants to get full sunlight, while keeping our privacy.  Hm.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 05:47:48. …

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[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

I live in South Texas, and the summers are almost always ALWAYS ridiculously hot.  Every summer, my kids joke that they’re going to try to fry an egg on the sidewalk. And every summer, they “forget” about their plan because it’s just too hot to go out to see if it would actually work.
It’s that very same heat that is putting a lot of stress on my container garden.  I water the plants at least three times per day.  Still, they’re wilting from the heat.  I think that if we …