General Gardening

Tyler Weaver's Composting Tips

Tyler Weaver CrazyAboutCompost.comIn a recent interview with BalconyContainerGardening.com, Tyler Weaver from CrazyAboutCompost.com and TylerTalksTrash.com gave some tips for composting in small-space balcony container gardens.

Learn more about Tyler Weaver and his quest to save the world one composter at a time.

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Tips for Growing Plants in Strawberry Pots

Strawberry PotsA lot of people have difficulty growing plants in strawberry pots. They will often not have enough space in the pockets to grow plants, they will dry out quickly, and dirt may fall out. If you can find the right strawberry pot, then these containers are great for balcony gardens – they will allow you to grow many different kinds of plants (not just strawberries!) in a small amount of space.

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FAQs About Watering Plants

Watering canQuestion: What is the best time of the day to water plants? I live in Sydney, Australia, and sometimes it gets really hot. See answer>>

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Using Strawberry Planter Pots

Strawberry planter potTo grow strawberries, herbs or other small plants in a compact and attractive way, consider using strawberry planter pots. A strawberry planter is a terra cotta or plastic container in the shape of an urn that has planting holes scattered along the sides of the pot. It also has a large open section on the top where gardeners can plant strawberries.

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10 Tips for Healthy Container Plants: Part 1

Sunflower1. Do not overwater. Probably the biggest mistake that new container gardeners make is overwatering their container plants. Watering too much is more often worse for plants than not providing enough water. When plant roots are submersed in water for too long, they don’t get enough oxygen and the roots rot. Overwatering can also cause mushrooms and fungus in the container's soil, which will attract fungus gnats in your balcony garden. Learn more about watering>>

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