5 Small-space Irrigation Options

Delivering the H2O your plants need to produce the best veggies is a job to be taken seriously. Too much water and you can drown the roots; too little and your plant will under-produce. There are as many irrigation options for container gardening and backyard gardens as there are urban-farmer personalities. Here are five low-maintenance […]

7 Tips for Container Gardening

Courtesy iStockphoto/Thinkstock Five-gallon buckets work well for container gardens, and fill containers with a potting mix high in organic matter. Even if you don’t have a yard or access to a community-garden plot, you can still harvest a bounty of produce all your own. Planting a container garden is a great option for people who […]

7 Materials For Your Patio Garden

In patio gardens, the container’s material affects how you prepare it for planting, watering and winterizing. Regardless of what your plants’ container is made of, the most important feature is adequate drainage. A container plant without drainage allows water to pool, drowning the plant roots. If you find a container that you want to use for your […]