Monday, June 28, 2010

Workshops at the Hort...

Not everyone has the room for a big edible garden, but even if you're limited to a lone container, you can still enjoy a summer's worth of homegrown produce. This past week, the Horticultural Society of New York hosted a Vegetable Container Garden Workshop. Starting with a lecture, we discussed what vegetables, herbs, flowers, and other plants grow well together, as companion plants. Included in the workshop were the basics of container gardening including soil mixes, plant and container choices, fertilizing and general plant care.

Container gardening is an easy and low-maintenance way to satisfy that garden urge. A dull patio area can be brightened by the addition of baskets with cascading tomatoes or a colorful herb mix. Planter boxes with trellises filled with beans and peas can be used to create a cool shady place on an apartment balcony. Container gardening presents opportunities for many innovative ideas.

Here are some photos from the workshop...

Please check out our website for all the exciting lectures and workshops the Horticultural Society of New York is offering this summer!

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