Container Gardening

There is nothing more joyful as an herb grower than having your favorite herbs at arms reach even during the cold months of winter. Well, do not fret. There are herbs that can actually thrive and grow even during the coldest months of the year. Here are 5 of them.

5 Herbs That Could Thrive Throughout the Winter


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1. Chives

Chives can compliment any dish you can think of. From breakfast to supper, the mild onion flavor of chive can make ones cuisine stands out. Chives are also great winter herbs because it can withstand the cold temperature even during the winter months. Plant your chives in a pot using an all-purpose potting soil. Place your pot near your window where it can have access to sunlight. Water your chives twice a week and once your chives are about 6 inches tall, you can now harvest them by cutting the leaves.


A great year-round activity for the whole family, growing sweet potatoes is easy and enjoyable and when successful, you will have all the sweet potatoes that you can eat and some extra to share.

Easy Steps to Grow Sweet Potato Slips


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1. Use Organically Grown Sweet Potatoes

The first thing you need when growing sweet potato slips are previously harvested or locally sold organic sweet potatoes. Chemically treated sweet potatoes are sometimes treated to avoid sprouting.


Growing your very own zucchini does not require a lot of space. A large container can do the job for you. Just follow these 6 simple steps and you will be growing your own zucchinis in no time.

6 Tips to Grow Zucchini in Pots


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1. Use Your Best Potting Soil for Your Zucchini

Using a 5 gallon container, fill it up with the best potting soil that you have. Drill some holes in your container. The holes will act as drainage to your container planter. To settle the soil in your container, water it thoroughly. Add more soil to your planter as it settles.




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There is nothing more satisfying than picking your own vegetables and fruits in your own garden. As a gardener, expert or just a newbie, both can agree that growing tomatoes can be both satisfying and at the same time stressful. Tomatoes are so delicate that a simple rain after a hot day will lead to tomato splitting and cracking. Late blight and critter problems are also cause for alarm. But the positives in growing tomatoes weather in the garden or in containers still outweighs all the negatives that can be experienced in growing them. The taste of a freshly harvested tomato can be addictive that all you want to do is to plant and grow this delicate and delicious vegetable that nature has blessed us with.

Also Read: Why Do Tomatoes Crack? Cracking the Problem of Tomato Splitting

So, let us concentrate on how we can grow our own tomatoes in containers.  Here are 5 great tips that you can fallow.



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1. Use Big Containers

The success of your tomato plant will depend on the size of your container. A bigger container will lead to more success compared when using small containers. You can buy containers like those 5 gallon bucket sizes in most hardware stores which will be perfect for planting your tomatoes.



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1. Prepare Your Soil

Mix your organic mater like your compost and dried animal manure to your soil. Gourds thrive in a well drained sandy loam soil. After soaking your gourd seeds for 24 hours, plant them half inch deep into the soil. It will take about 2-3 days for the seeds to germinate. After germination, transplant your seeds one to two feet apart.