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    Illustrated instructions to turn 5-gallon buckets (or large containers) into self-watering containers for veggies & plants.

    container gardening how-to. These are the smartest self-watering containers I have ever seen. Yay! I just might have tomatoes this year.

    self watering hanging basket

    Don't worry! if you have limited garden space,here is a list of 15 best and easiest vegetables that you can grow in a pot or container

    I need to remember this for summer when planting my patio pots - self watering using soda bottle.

    "66 Things You Can Grow in Containers"

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    Do this in the fall. Spring bulbs in Pots: store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit. I love this!

    Dollar store hamper turned veggie net

    Self Watering Container. I'm going to use this system but in my upside down planters. ( 2 liter in a 5 gallon paint bucket)

    10 veggies for the shade

    Container gardening using DIY self-watering pots

    Best crops for container gardening.You don't have to stick with so-called patio (dwarf) varieties. Most standard-size vegetables are suitable for container culture.

    How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold!

    Apples in the City - 30 Small Space Gardening Tips for Apartment Dwellers and Urbanites on HGTV

    Self made Miracle Grow. Put 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt, & 1 Tbs. Sugar into each hole with your plant. It makes them grow larger, leafier and greener. Or dissolve 1 Tbs. Epsom Salt into 1 Gallon of water and use it to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, roses, flowering plants, squash,and all other veggies. For plants you have planted in ground or pots sprinkle Epsom Salt on top of the dirt/potting soil and water well. See Link for other ideas.

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    5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners - Veggies #cleaneating #veggies #gardening #garden

    spice rack garden

    Original pinner: I love this idea, originally it was innovated because of the droughts in Africa. I learned of it when studying in my Global Sustainability class. Not only is it very efficient, 2 gardens like this can feed a family of 10 all year round & use as little as a gallon of water a day, it's an awesome concept

    Lowes sells the 4 to 6" round PVC pipe with holes already drilled. Purchase an end cap, fill with rock, soil, and plant. I will often put these in the center of a very large pot to stabilize, and add amazing height and color to a container that has trailing plants (no end cap or rock needed if you are placing in a container)