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BCGC Mar. 28, 2017 - Container Gardening by Elmer Dengler

posted Mar 13, 2017, 9:20 AM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 9:22 AM ]

This month's talk is on "Container Gardening" by Elmer Dengler.  

Container Gardening is everything that regular gardening is and even more.  If you grow it in a regular garden, you probably can grow it in a container.

Topics covered;

Why Container Gardening

1.  No yard!

2.  Need an crane to get up from gardening on the ground.  We all get older.

3.  I'm just passing through.  I can take them with me.

4.  I hate the mess of gardening.  Containers can be neat.

5. My soil is a Jurassic Swamp

Advantages you haven't considered.

1.  Sun issues- move where the sun is or warmth.  Get out of the spring Blizzard.  Summer Hurricane and Hale

2. Grow tropical fruit and flowers

3.  Vegetables and Herbs year round.

4.  Save that rare annual.

5.  The soil warms up faster in a pot.


1.The soil cools down in a pot

2.  Light pots, Light soil

3.  Make sure it drains and has a diaper

4.  Many kinds of container designed plants.  There is a minature of almost anything.

5.  You will need to water more

Neat types of container gardening

1.  Herbs

2.  Mints

3.  Mosquito repellers

4.  Wetand garden

5.  Cactus garden

6.  Plants that hate wet feet - Coneflowers, more

7.  Root crops

8.  Pollinators

9.  Waystation Containers