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Planting a Container Garden


With the spring season starting, many people want to enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. There is a way they can have these at home: planting a container garden.

You can utilize a porch, a balcony or even a windowsill. 

Mr. Tesler, a WJPS teacher, stated, “It’s a great idea because some families do not have the space and this is a great way to provide healthy vegetables for their families.”

As your garden grows, it can beautify the area and leave a pleasant scent. 

As stated by Ariel Dupoux, a WJPS junior, “Container gardens create a more elegant and  beautiful scenery for your garden AND they even freshen the air!” 

There are steps you can follow to make your container garden. 

  1. Choose a container with drainage. (you can always drill holes in the bottom) 
  2. Prepare your container with a layer of pebbles in the bottom.
  3. Fill your container with soil. (leave one inch open at the top)
  4. Add a good starter food.
  5. Pick and prepare your plants. Trim away any yellowing leaves.
  6. Move soil to the sides of the container and place the plant in the center. 
  7. Fill the rest of the container with soil. 
  8. Water until it drains from the bottom.
  9. Fertilize plants.
  10. Be sure to maintain your container garden.

Follow these simple steps and soon, you will have a container garden for you and others to enjoy. 

“Container garden, Toronto, Canada” by Happy Sleepy is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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