Container Gardens are an easy way to liven up your home with simple arrangements that allow you to grow flowers, herb, or edibles. Our program on May 8 will explore the many ways and options you can plant in containers and let your creativity and imagination flow. Below you will find more reasources and handouts for further information that will be discussed, as well as some container ideas.
Types of Containers
Here is one place you can let your imagination go wild! Anything can be used as a container, it doesn't always have to be an expensive planter from the Garden Center. Look around your home and see what you have, perhaps you have a favorite glassware or dish that's chipped or broken but can't part with it. Consider turning it into a little mini garden to enjoy.
Some other options include:
|Watering Cans||Metal Tea Canisters|
|Toilet Paper Rolls||Broken Terra Cotta Pots|
|Laundry Baskets||Old Bird Baths|
|Wagons, Wheelbarrows, Wagon Wheels||Lanterns|
|Fish Tanks||Old Toolboxes, Mailboxes, or Baskets|
|Concrete||Worn Out Childrens Wellies|
Container Gardening Handouts
There are wonderful books available in our Library to inspire and help you along the way for creating your own perfect container garden. We have also provided resources below from local Extension services to give you the best fact based information on creating container gardens as well as recommendations for size of containers for types of plantings.
Container Gardening with Vegetables and Herbs
PDF from the MSU Extenstion that breaks down the process fairly easily
Growing Vegetables in Containers
PDF handout from our own UNH Extenstion with information on care
Vegetable and Herb Gardening in Containers
A fabulous checklist from Cornell University on specifics for crop type, container and a growing calendar
Can't Get Enough of Gardening?
Check out UNH Extenstion's Gardening Podcast! It's a wonderful resource which they breakdown common topics and questions relevant to home gardening in Northern New England and New Hampshire.
Granite State Gardening