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Posted on 29 April 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Ways To Create More Growing Space

By Cindy Naas

The biggest challenge any urban gardener faces is that of finding enough room to grow everything.

Here are some suggestions to help you use every available inch of space. You might be surprised at just how much fresh produce you can grow in a tiny city garden!

1. Pots and Containers

Container gardens are the backbone of many city gardens. A pretty collection of pots grouped on the stairs to your house can hold tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and pretty much whatever your heart desires. Be creative Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 17 April 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Container Gardening: What’s In Your Pot?

Plant ContainerBy Cindy Naas

Even city gardeners with no gardens can grow wonderful fresh vegetables and flowers.

The trick is to collect an attractive assortment of pots and other containers. However, preparing your soil for use in pots is even more important to the success of your urban garden when using containers.

For the container gardener, getting the right mix of soil and amendments can be worth more than the elusive pot of gold- but luckily, also easier to find.

Plain Old Dirt?

The first impulse of someone new to container gardening is to spend a lot on an assortment of decorative pots and then go home, dig up some dirt and fill them.

Trust me, it doesn’t work, at least not well. Read the rest of this entry »

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