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Friday, March 30, 2018 - 2:30am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

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If you have a small yard or patio, try gardening in containers today on Southern Gardening.

Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

Gardening in containers is as easy as gathering in pots and planting everything from heirloom plants to flowers or any other type of plant you would like. It’s an uncomplicated kind of way to scratch that gardening itch without any major landscape alternations. Container gardening can become more labor intensive in hot weather when the containers need to be watered more frequently, but the benefits are plentiful regardless of the season.

Container gardens are mobile. Into more sunlight—out of the sunlight—front yard to backyard—out of sight when the plants start going downhill—you get flexibility especially on long pavements.

Containers gardening allow you to have the joys of gardening without having any actual soil to grow in. Balconies, porches, or very small yards, you are limited no longer. Be sure you use a potting media containing Pete moss, core fiber, and/ or pine bark made for containers. Never use real soil when container gardening.

Containers can become part of the landscape adding to the aesthetics and serving as focal points. Bringing a plant closer to eye level and allowing the stems to trail over the sides, the plant is highlighted. To solve the increase watering needed, your local home improvement store has all the fittings and supplies needed to set up an inexpensive irrigation system. And if you don’t like the result, the view is easily changed.

I’m horticulturist Gary Bachman for Southern Gardening.

Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

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