(For previous talk about container gardening, check this out.)
Life on the Balcony, a beginner container gardener’s wet dream, just finished a blog carnival about edible containers. Lots of good reading there. Check the rest of the site for more container gardening information than you could ever assimilate.
I find a lot of stuff on this site (aesthetically) boring, but it has a huge range of ideas. Check it out if you’re needing inspiration around different materials to make containers out of.
The ever-informative about.com has a section devoted to container gardening that I didn’t come across until just recently. Suprisingly extensive.
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Fresh Food from Small Spaces by RJ Rupenthal, and Garden Anywhere by Alys Fowler. Both are superb books for tenant farmers, and while container gardening is a core focus of each, they explore other interesting topics as well.
Places to find great containers for the 2010 season:
For a lot of us in the northern hemisphere, right now is the time to be gearing up for planting, which means get your containers ready! If you need cheap containers to re-purpose or upcycle, check out these places:
- Estate sales
- Flea markets
- End-of-Season sales at nurseries (varies by region, generally November here in the Pacific NW)
There you go for now. Happy gardening!
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