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Recycled Container Gardening

Enhance the organic gardening experience with a recycled container garden!  This sassy method requires minimal space, time, supplies, and money.  Backyard gardeners in urban and suburban zones are attracted to the space-saving and mobility characteristics of container gardening.

 

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                                                           Recycled Chair               Antique Potato Chip Can

 

Here are a few quick container gardening tips:

 

The Container

  • Search around your house for items that would otherwise be disgarded or visit an antique store, almost anything can serve as a container!
  • Drill or cut drainage holes in the bottom of the container to avoid root rot
  • Fill the bottom of large containers with bricks or other recycled items to save on potting soil and compost
  • Line the sides of metal containers with newspaper to protect roots from the heat

 

The Plants

  • Be mindful of the containers used for vegetables, fruits, and herbs.  Toxins can leach into the plants.
  • Choose plants with similar needs (sun exposure, drought tolerant, etc.)
  • Water regularly!  You may need to water daily in the heat of the summer.

 

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Recycled Barrel

 

Don't let anything contain you, have fun!

 

Learn more about Stacy Walters, RKT at www.fittogarden.com

 

 

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