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  • How to Plant a Container Garden

    Gardening in pots or containers is fun and easy. You can dedicate as much or as little time and space as you want. Container gardens require little work, can be creative, and can change quickly. The only “must” requirement: regular watering.

    Choose your pot (make sure it has holes for drainage)

      • Lightweight (plastic, Styrofoam, fiberglass)
        1. Great for balconies, porches, apartments
        2. Require watering less often
      • Clay (natural terracotta and glazed)
        1. Lots of colors, patterns
        2. Less likely to tip over in wind
        3. Long lasting
    Fill with potting soil

        • E. B. Stone Edna’s Best Potting Soil – great all purpose
        • Danish Potting Soil – high water retention for very hot areas and moisture-loving plants
        • Fill ¾ full, mix in starter fertilizer (E.B. Stone Sure Start Fertilizer)
        • Tamp down soil—add more to reach ¾ full

    Place plants arrange on soil surface as desires

        • Using trowel, plant one at a time, firming soil around each plant, adding soil if necessary
        • Soil should be about 2-inches below top of rim to hold water
        • Water thoroughly (water should come out bottom) two or three times
        • Place on saucer to protect surfaces

    Feed regularly - With the appropriate E.B. Stone Fertilizer

    Learn about the difference between Annuals vs Perennials >

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