container garden on the patioContainer Gardening is becoming more and more popular with people looking to grow their own produce and especially for urban dwellers with limited yard space.

Type the following words in Google ” Container Gardening Class” and you will see pages and pages of classes being offered around the country.  There is even an online course you can sign-up for and receive credit if you choose to do so.

If you are looking to get started with container gardening, I would watch a few videos on the topic. I think there are some very good videos outlining the process with helpful tips.

There are also a number  of benefits to container gardening:

  • You have complete control of the soil. By purchasing potting soil and nutrients like compost and other natural fertilizers, you are able to effect the soil directly.
  • It’s portable. You can control the amount of sunlight and heat that is hitting your containers.
  • Opportunity to be more creative. You can setup containers of produce, or flowers and other plants

Now is a good time to start your container garden. Lots of resources are available to you to assist you. Good Luck

Here is a good video that gives an overview of the whole container garden process.

I also like this video, because some good points are made with respect to getting started. (This video has a lot of helpful information)

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