Plants

25 Great Vegetables for the Container Garden

VegetablesMany vegetable plants will grow well in containers in balcony gardens. Some vegetables require large plant containers (or they can be grown in sturdy plastic bags), but many can be grown in smaller containers. The key to vegetable gardening success is watering them well.

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How to Propagate Pothos

Pothos plant propagate root nodeThe pothos plant is so easy to grow and propagate that even someone with a black thumb can do it. It is a great container plant that can be kept in darker rooms, in offices and even in a shady balcony garden. No matter where you choose to keep your pothos, you can easily propagate it to create more pothos plants.

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How to Grow and Care for English Ivy (Branching Ivy) in Containers

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Intro: You’ve undoubtedly seen the fast-growing invasive English ivy, also known as branching ivy or glacier ivy, as ground cover in landscaping, and it is easy to grow in any balcony garden. It is almost impossible to kill this versatile container plant. It can be trained to grow up a trellis or in a hanging plant container. If grown in an indoor garden, English ivy cleans the air of formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide. 

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How to Grow and Care for Zucchini in Containers

Zucchini

Intro: Zucchini plants are hybrids with cucumbers. Growing zucchini in plant containers in kitchen gardens is easy, and your plants should produce great-tasting fruit quickly. There are a few zucchini varieties, but most are a dark green color. Some zucchini varieties are light green, yellow or orange. Because zucchini plants are large, choose a very large plant container that is at least 2 feet by 2 feet for one plant. If you crowd your zucchini plants, it will negatively affect the yield.

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How to Grow and Care for Golden Pothos in Containers

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Intro: Although the golden pothos is usually a container plant for indoor gardens, it can do well in shady balcony gardens. Also known as devil’s ivy, golden pothos is a fantastic container plant that thrives in almost the dimmest of light. It can be grown in hanging containers, be trained to grow vertically, or you can prune this plant often to keep it in the shape of a little bush. Even if you have a black thumb and kill any plant you touch, a pothos plant should grow well for you.

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