If you have an area that receives at least 6-8 hours of sun a day during the summer, such as a patio, deck, or small backyard, you can grow Tomatoes in containers. Any pot roughly the size of a six-gallon bucket will work, as long as it has drainage holes in the bottom. Use a good-quality potting mix because soil from the ground won’t drain well and may rot the plants’ roots. Watch as nursery manager Barbara Pierson tips a young Tomato seedling out of its pot and plants it into a large container. She discusses potting mix and amendments, how deep to plant, when to stake, and the best way to find out if your plant needs water. Visit whiteflowerfarm.com to learn more.
To grow pear trees, you need slightly acidic soil packed in with peat and compost. Grow beautiful pear trees with help from an expert gardener in this free video on fruit trees.
Peach fruit trees require a few very special considerations when it comes to the way you grow them. Grow peach fruit trees with help from a landscape designer and horticulture writer in this free video clip.
Thinking outside the box was the theme of this presentation on vertical gardening by horticulturist and director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy Jim Martin. Watch as he gets creative. If you like this video, consider a donation to the Conservancy to support more projects like this. www.charlestonparksconservancy.org