Our new apartment has a gorgeous HUGE patio and we plan on having a bbq, furniture, etc out there, and I'd love to have a nice big container garden. I'd like to grow both flowers and veggies, maybe some herbs too? But I have ZERO experience with gardening. Anyone give me some suggestions to get started, or point me at some good websites?
Answer by kksmomma1019 at 1:44 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 1:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2010
An excellent, practically no fail, container gardening method is the EarthBox. It takes a lot of the work out of fertilizing, watering and general plant maintenance (eg...weeding). The box is on wheels, so you can move the plants to where the sun is on your balcony, thus giving you a little more flexibility on the crops you choose to grow, and you'd be amazed at how much you can actually grow in one of the boxes. And, no, I don't work for the company, I just really like how easy the Earthbox makes container growing. Before they came out, my stuff was always dying for lack of water or from not getting fertilized at the right time or just because I chose the wrong type of container to plant in.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 PM on Mar. 27, 2010