How to prepare a container garden for winter

How to prepare a container garden for winter

If you have perennials in your container garden or plan to overwinter some plants in a warmer climate, winterizing a container garden is important. It helps protect your plants from the colder temperatures, wind, and frost most zones will get at least a few times during the winter months. If you’re wondering how to prepare…

Dirty Dozen foods you can grow in your container garden

Dirty Dozen foods you can grow in your container garden

You’ve probably heard about the “Dirty Dozen,” but do you know what produce is on the list and why? If you’re concerned about exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, you’re in luck: Many of these fruits and veggies can be grown organically in containers! What is the Dirty Dozen? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts…

How to attract pollinators to your container garden

How to attract pollinators to your container garden

If you’re growing veggies in your container garden, you most likely need pollinators! They’re vital for flowering plants to produce fruit and play an important role in plant life … and all life, for that matter! Seventy-five percent of our food depends on pollinators. Once you know how to attract pollinators to your vegetable garden,…

How to hand pollinate vegetables

How to hand pollinate vegetables

Many vegetables commonly grown in container gardens need help with pollination. Learning how to hand pollinate vegetables will help you make the most of your growing garden. Bees, wasps and other pollinator insects (and even some birds) usually do most of the work. One early morning this summer, I was checking my plants and happened…