Go Green: How to Simplify Gardening
Intimidated by gardening? Yes?
Our advice: start small. You don’t have to commit to a half-acre garden. Try planting a few of your favorite vegetables in containers.
While you’ll need to water daily, especially in the heat of summer, weeding is less of a chore. But you can make watering easy by putting the containers right on your deck or patio.
Gary Bachman, host of Extension’s Southern Gardening, grows lots of vegetables in containers. Read his column about it.
Bachman also recommends growing ornamentals in containers. It’s a quick way to add a splash of color and interest to your landscape and the containers can be moved when inclement weather approaches. Read more about growing ornamentals in contaners here.
Subscribe to Extension for Real Life
Fill in the information below to receive a weekly update of our blog posts.
Tyler Wilson, right, shadowed Dr. Steven Brandon during the 2016 Rural Medical and Science Scholars program. Participants in the program also receive college credit for two pre-med courses, visit various medical facilities, participate in lab-based hands-on learning activities and take part in a communications and study skills workshop. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)