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Railing Planters Hold Tight on High-Rise Balcony

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Last winter I went to Gardeners to buy balcony “saddle” planters. Once there, I saw these stunning planters and crossed off the saddles. I was skeptical that the actual item would look as good as the photos but ordered them anyway. Am I ever glad I did! I’d expected thin, tin-like metal with a cheap finish that had already chipped. But these “lacquer,” heavy-duty planters arrived instead! And in perfect condition.

The 5 Best Tomatoes for Pots and Planters

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Whether you grow on a patio, porch, rooftop or fire escape, it’s essential to choose the right tomato varieties when growing in containers. Look for determinate or semi-determinate varieties, which have a more concentrated fruit set and a compact habit.

‘Bunch-Type’ Sweet Potatoes Fit Compact Gardens

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If you grow sweet potatoes in containers, consider the “bunch” varieties from Steele Plant Company: Vardaman and Porto Ricos.

6 Compact Crops for Vegetable Gardeners

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If you’re gardening in compact spaces and plan to grow only a few vegetables this year, these are the ones to choose. With careful watering and regular fertilization, you can easily harvest fresh greens, cucumbers, eggplants, summer squash, peppers and tomatoes all season long.

Grow Pumpkins in a Pot — Will it Work? Yes.

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With their long-ranging vines, pumpkins can take a lot of space. Are they off the list for small-space gardeners? Maybe not.

Gardener Frames a Living Masterpiece

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This innovative planting is from SuzyQ, a reviewer from Huntersville, NC, who used the Balcony Railing Planter in a new way: “We have a very small deck that we use all summer for entertaining. I’d found an old metal mirror frame that I wanted to hang on the wall, so I could use it for […]

Tomatoes and Peppers Thrive on Brewery’s Roof

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When you review a product on gardeners.com, you can include a photo or two. That’s what Alan Edwards did in his review of our upside-down Revolution Planter. The photos made us want to learn more about his innovative garden. Here’s what he told us: This garden is located on the roof of the Appalachian Brewing […]

Guerrilla Gardeners Plant the Seeds of Change

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LA Guerrilla Gardeners removed trash, weeds and dead plants from this median strip and installed new plants. Their signature “Please Water Me!” sign asks passersby to help with upkeep. After LA Guerrilla Gardeners planted the “Spaceland” garden, below, the city installed a wheelchair ramp to make the sidewalk more accessible. Armed with shovels, seeds, plants, […]

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