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Posted on 05 May 2011 by urbangardencasual.com

Growing Fruit on a Balcony with a Simple Flower Pouch

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Everyone that can go outside can grow fruit of some sort.

Strawberries are an easy fruit to start with if you are a beginning gardener and/or apartment dweller.

This project requires more planning then what is needed when using a strawberry container, but it is well worth the effort, especially if space is limited.

To begin the process, first decide if you want to start your strawberries from seed or just buy the plants. Growing strawberries from seed is not difficult to do but you will need Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 10 July 2010 by urbangardencasual.com

Strawberry Pots an Old Fashion Tradition

strawberry-pot1By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

My grandmother always had strawberry pots lined up on her back porch.

They were filled with strawberry plants that produced the most wonderful red fruit.

This fruit filled our cereal in the morning and delighted us with a cool treat after dinner that has never been duplicated.

The treat that I reminisce about was my grandmother’s homemade strawberry ice cream.

Years later after my grandmother’s children and grandchildren moved away she converted her beloved strawberry pots into works of art. She tried growing different types of plants in each strawberry pot. First Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 07 September 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Best Fruit For The Small Garden

By Cindy Naas

Just because you garden in the city doesn’t mean you can’t grow some delicious fresh fruits.

There are good choices for any gardener, whether your garden is a small plot or a collection of pots on the stairs.

Here are a few great ideas for growing fruit in the urban garden:

Strawberries- There are a couple of choices for strawberries in a smaller garden. Traditionally, strawberries have been a spring or early summer fruit and the vines continue growing for the entire summer. For the very smallest gardens, this takes up a lot of space for very little return. I have a small strawberry patch, but my garden is fairly large for a city garden.

The other choice is Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 09 May 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Bringing Fruit to the Urban Garden

By Vanessa Richins

When you think of growing fruit, you may envision orchards that cover acres of land.

Don’t despair – there are many options available for the urban garden.

Some fruits grow on plants that are naturally small. The two most common ones are strawberries and blueberries. Both are small enough to be grown easily on a patio. Strawberry pots can help you grow many strawberry plants in one pot.

A note for blueberries : make sure they have acidic soil, or your blueberries will not do very well…if they live.

When it comes to fruit trees and urban gardens, one word stands out Read the rest of this entry »

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