In this article, we will be discussing the best way of growing melons in containers. Who amongst us does not like the sweet-tasting fruit of the melon plant, especially the Cantaloupe types. As most of us have a tinkling for melon, is it possible to grow this fruit in Container? Let us see.
Melons are so tempting to grow and they need a warm summer to do well. But that is the beauty of gardening, as anticipation of will it succeeds or not, is half the excitement. Long gone are the days in Victorian times where melons where grown in …
In this article, we will be discussing how to grow honeyberries in containers. We have all become accustomed to growing blueberries in our gardens, where most of us grow them in containers.
This is because it is easier to control the growing media the plant is grown in, as they prefer ericaceous compost. It is not easy to grow blueberries in the garden, as they have too many demands.
A plant that is similar but easier to grow is honeyberries or haskap as it is alternatively known. Is it worthwhile in growing this fruit bush in containers, well find out …
In this article, we will be discussing how to grow kiwi in containers, so that you can have an abundance of fruit throughout the autumn months.
This plant is a beautiful climbing vine that would have been cultivated even if it does not produce its delicious fruits.
What you will discover is that this exotic fruit is not a difficult plant to grow, if you get all the growing conditions right.
The plant has pointed, heart-shaped leaves that are rich in colour and leaf stalks that are red marked, whilst young. In summer, wonderfully scented, white flowers are produced.
In this article, we will be discussing the possibilities of growing rhubarb in containers. In a previous article, soft fruits that can be grown in containers were discussed, but no mention of rhubarb was made. It was not that I was amiss but because I felt that a future article was needed to explain in detail about growing rhubarb in containers.
The time has now arisen and because you cannot beat a good rhubarb pie, I am going to discuss the topic at hand now.
If you have seen a rhubarb plant in a garden, the first thing you notice …
In this article, we will be discussing what worthwhile edible plants that can be grown in the home indoors.
Many edible plants can be grown indoors, anything from herbs, vegetables and some fruit plants. They will make an attractive but functional addition to the windowsill and also in some cases provide scent.
Growing edibles in the home also has the great advantage that the produce you have is close to hand, especially useful when the weather is bad and you are cooking something. You can have you own edible garden indoors.
Believe it or not, you can …
In this article, we will be discussing what varieties of baby vegetables to grow in your container garden. The obvious question is why would you want to grow baby vegetables, as they are smaller in size? They may be smaller in size but offer much more in the way of flavour and in this article, this question will be answered.
WHAT ARE BABY VEGETABLES?
We are talking about cauliflowers no bigger than a tennis ball, small beetroots, bite-sized tomatoes, cucumbers that fit in the palms of your hands, turnips no bigger than a golf ball, carrots the size of large …
In this article, growing Oriental vegetables in containers will be discussed. In previous articles, I have discussed growing traditional vegetables in containers including potatoes and tomatoes. I have also discussed growing salad leave mixes in containers and non-standard vegetables in containers.
In this article, we are going to discuss growing more exotic vegetables in the container garden as a means of turning the ordinary to the extraordinary. They are a group of exotic plants that are slowly being introduced to the British garden.
They are predominantly coming from influences from China and Japan and maybe some influences from …
In this article on the growing of non-standard vegetables in containers will be broached. In previous articles, I have discussed traditional vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines, chilies, beans, etc in containers.
This group often appear in plant and seed catalogues, and in online seed companies. All the favourites are found here but some like kohlrabi and scorzonera are not often found in the container vegetable garden. They have been in catalogues for a long time but they are not classed as non-standard vegetables. They may not be liked but it does not make them rare.
There is …
In this article, I will be discussing growing flowers for food in containers that can be used for salads, garnishes, vegetables, desserts, and drinks. They will not only add interest for your dinner plate but also introduce more exotic flavours to your starters, main course and desserts.
Flowers have been used in our cuisines for thousands of years, with the Chinese using blooms in 3000 BCE, whilst Romans used roses, violets, and lavender in their dishes.
The practice is still going strong, with many restaurants, using flowers in their dishes. The privilege is not restricted to professional chefs, as you …
This article concerns the growing of salad leave mixes in containers. In a previous post I touched upon how to grow salad leaves in containers, but now I want to go in this important topic in greater detail in what varieties can be grown, and how to make your own salad seed mixes.
In this way, you can mix and grow your own salad leaves that you like and avoid those that you prefer not to eat. No more picking out leaves that you do not like from store bought plastic bags of young salad leaves.
I will go …