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Container gardening is a great way to grow almost anything Over the past several years the container industry has brought us lots of new types of containers which make growing everything from carrots to trees a lot easier.


I partnered with Lowes to make this video and they provided the materials.  I got to choose what I liked so these products are things I actually use myself.  In this video I show you several different types of containers. there are wooden containers, self-watering containers, traditional clay pots, and the newer felt containers. All of these work really great four different applications.


When you grow in containers it's important to choose the right soil. you can use a container soil for you can use regular garden soil and make your own containers while using some of the Amendments that are available. I like to use perlite vermiculite and coco blends in order to loosen up traditional soil. for those plants that like it on the driver side I tend to have a very well drained soil.


when you go to feed your plants be sure to use a mixture of granular as well as liquid fertilizer. I recommend using organic liquids and granular products if you are going to eat something that you are growing in your container if you're just growing ornamental plants then it won't matter.


Be sure to place any of your containers in the right location you don't want to put a container growing shade loving plant in direct sun or vice versa.  When choosing plants to put in your containers mix plants together which enjoy the same growing conditions.


Containers take a good deal of water as they dry out quickly.  The plants themselves can also block even rainwater from getting to the soil.   Use a good quality hose and watering wand to make watering easier for you.


Remember, soil, light and food are the key ingredients to help plants in containers thrive.  The sky’s the limit with what you can grow in a container so let your imagination run wild and have fun!

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