Container gardening--indoors : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Good site, organic practices.

-- Old Git (, May 16, 1999


-- Kevin (, May 16, 1999.

Old Git,

I linked that site before I even took a look at it. Is there any other information there besides the order form?

-- Kevin (, May 16, 1999.

Sorry, Kevin, took it from my bookmarks file and didn't check to see if it had changed. Thanks for the elbow.

Good thing, though, look what I found from Stonington Pots. You'll have to go to their page and hit the links at the site. 1) How to choose pots and soil mixtures. Shepherd's Garden Seeds has created a link with recommendations about container gardening, reviewing pot characteristics, potting soil, etc. You might want to backtrack into their main site for other great articles such as the one on Home Composting.

2) The Usefulness of Container Gardening.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. This site maintains a publication by Author Diane Relf, Extension Specialist, Environmental Horticulture on Container Gardening.

The publication begins: "If you don't have space for a vegetable garden, consider raising fresh, nutritious, homegrown vegetables in containers. A window sill, patio, balcony, or doorstep can provide sufficient space for a productive container garden. Problems with soil-borne diseases, nematodes, or poor soil can also be overcome by switching to container gardening."

(3) The WebGarden. Anyone who has not visited the WebGarden Site (maintained by the Ohio State University) has a wonderful experience in store. It includes (and many other offerings - Links, Gardening topics, etc.):

(a) A database of over 13,500 links to horticultural factsheets from the United States and Canada. Covers all aspects of growing plants from both the homeowner's perspective and the commercial producer.

(b) A searchable database of 1,645 high quality images and horticultural descriptions for 385 unique species and numerous cultivars - including Annuals, Bulbs, Grasses, Groundcovers, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, and Vines.

(4) Soils and Fertilizers. University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service - maintains an extensive site on Soils and Fertilizers. (6) Gardening Links. Prarie Net maintains a site of many links related to gardening at The Garden Gate. Links to Databases, Plant Encyclopedias, HomePages of many Gardening Organizations, Glossaries and Lists. (7) The Gardener's Library. An electronic reference center from the Hearst Corporation. Includes review of the newest gardening books; Zone Maps; and a searchable Plant Encyclopedia.

(8) Time-Life Searchable Database Looking for a plant, tree or shrub? This searchable database contains almost 3,000 species selected for general use in North American horticultural practice, including herbs, bulbs, house plants, wildflowers, and roses. Search by Plant Name, or by Attribute (such as Light Requirements, Drainage, Type, Height, Color or Blooming Season.).

(9) "Clippings" - a colorful newsletter from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. This URL has to do with Indoor Gardening, but backtrack to their homepage for a number of interesting articles on various subjects. (11) Forums - related to gardening topics. This is a compilation of various sites which might be of interest in communicating with others gardeners with similar interests. Each provides a Bulletin Board to post messages, respond to Garden Related Questions and request information from Gardeners with similar interests.

Garden Web Forum, (Includes a French Language Forum), For Bonsai Growers, Garden Town Sage Hall.

-- Old Git (, May 17, 1999.

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