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My Container Garden

Category: Container Gardening | Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:58 pm

I started a container garden 3 months ago. I was itching to start gardening, and in my neck of the woods we are very much in the middle of winter. I came across some articles on container gardening and thought it would be a great start and trying out my green thumb.

I started growing a lot of herbs like cilantro, oregano, mint (which has been my best grower), spring onions, rosemary, sage, etc. and those are doing quite well. But I'm running out of containers and room to add new ones. Having to buy new containers all the time is becoming a bit expensive. I was able to grab some cheap pots from yard sales and off Gumtree, but unfortunately I need more. I've become quite addicted. Anyone have any ideas?

In addition, I've heard of people using 2-litre soda bottles to create planters. I was worried about the plastic chemicals getting into my food supply, but it may be an unnecessary worry. I've also seen a cure to my storage problem. I came across some gardeners that are building their containers up.

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Frank wrote on Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:05 am:

Hi Rivers, congrats on your new gardening blog! To ask questions it is better that you use the forums instead, try this one for this question:

Hope this helps!


Jewell wrote on Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:47 am:

Do you have places that use/get the large plastic food grade containers. Here they get pickles and other things in them. You can often pick them up cheap when they have a surplus. Also check out the discount stores for storage containers. Some are cheap. Our hardware store also carries a large plastic trough for hand mixing cement. With a few drilled holes this is a really big planter for shallow rooted greens, yet was deep enough for my green beans. You can always knock together a few boards.

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