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Almost Everything Can Be Grown in a Container

November 13, 2019

Brightmore University presented, “Krazy Containers”, 2nd in a two-part Horticulture Series with Jon Wooten, volunteer speaker for the New Hanover County NC Cooperative Extension & Arboretum.

Living in a senior community where your apartment may or may not have a porch presents many obstacles for residents who move in that love to garden and definitely have a “green thumb!” This presentation educated the residents on how to successfully garden in containers of any size that work well on outside on porches or in front of sunny windowsills.



Jon went over container requirement, watering, drainage, soil use, and fertilization strategies. Many think if their plants are not doing well or even die, it is probably because of the fertilizer or chemicals we put on them to nourish their growth when in reality the main cause of plants not doing well is because of too much water. A plant thrives with damp, cool, moist soil.

Jon went over container requirement, watering, drainage, soil use, and fertilization strategies. Many think if their plants are not doing well or even die, it is probably because of the fertilizer or chemicals we put on them to nourish their growth when in reality the main cause of plants not doing well is because of too much water. A plant thrives with damp, cool, moist soil.

Almost anything can be grown in a container. There are no limits to shapes of containers as gardeners get very creative using pipes, old shoes, pails, bowls, and baskets to plant in, using this as an artistic outlet and create beautiful yard art. We also learned that in the larger cities like New York, people are utilizing their rooftops as places to create a garden where they can grow vegetables and plants since they have little living space. Jon made us all realize even with little space or yard, we can still grow the beautiful plants we love and continue to use our “green thumbs.”

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