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- Metal constructed frame makes plant stand durable and can accommodate various plants at a time
- flower boxes for deck railings is made of high quality steel, recycle, hard and tough enough to avoid bending
- The matal side bars help keep potted plants in place
- Railing flower box holder Dimensions: 59.5x 20x 12cm /23.4x 7.9 x 4.7inch
- To display your plants in an appealing and interesting fashion
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Plant Holder â€“ Planter Container Box for Garden, Patio, and Lawn â€“ Outdoor Decor by Pure Garden â€“ White
- ELEGANT OUTDOOR DÉCOR – Accentuate your home with the Plant Holder by Pure Garden! A traditional lattice pattern is added to the sides of the box to help enhance the look of the planter and your plants. Whether you live in a big house or a small apartment, you'll want to add a personal touch to your living space with this Planter Container Box.
- STRONG AND DURABLE DESIGN – Plant Holder by Pure Garden is made from durable white polypropropylene. The thick and sturdy walls have a sleek white finish that will make a great addition to your garden or outdoor area. A simple set-up with no tools required, simply snap it together!
- MAINTENANCE FREE – This stylish plant holder can hold and grow flowers with little to no maintenance! No more worrying about water accumulating because of the “t” shaped bottom that drains water while delivering oxygen to plant roots.
- PRODUCT DETAILS – Dimensions: 14.75” x 14.75” x 13.75”, Material: Polypropropylene, Color: White, *Used to HOLD planters. Does NOT have solid bottom, will require additional container for plant.*
- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – Pure Garden is committed to providing consumers with the absolute best price and value on our entire line of products. NOTE: This is an exclusive product of Pure Garden and ONLY Plant Holder by Pure Garden are GUARANTEED to be genuine.
Southern Patio 20" Metro Poly-Resin Planter, Monzonite
- Made with a traditional design and natural colors
- Clean and simple,This product is made of Poly-Resin.
- Contemporary but comfortable
- Textured for an aged look
- Classic design
- Refreshed color palette
- Innovative and attractive
- Durable life
- Innovative functionality and exquisite color, design and finish
Bamboo Plant Stand with Wheels, Mobile Flower Pot Mover Roller for Patio Outdoor Heavy Duty Plant Caddy with Wheels Rolling Tray 12"x12" 1pcs
- ✅ PLANT STAND WITH DURABLE MATERIAL : Made of Bamboo. SIZE: 12.5" Square Caddy can hold any size pot – small, medium and large. Easy usage. Using immediately after unbox.
- ✅ HEAVY DUTY STABLE & STURDY : The plant stands indoor is high quality wooden thick that makes it can bear heavier plants pots. 4 wheels with long life 360 degree rotating. This outdoor plant stands is designed with 4 supporting points which will make flower pots stand stably.
- ✅ CORNER SHELF REDUCES HEAVY LIFTING WITH EASY MOVEMENT and NON-SCRATCH : With 360-degree rotating casters for easy movement your heavy plants, large potted trees, big vases in any direction. Besides, four wheels can keep your flower pot in place and prevent sliding. Moving for sweeping easily. Plastic casters prevent scratches to wood floors, concrete and carpet. Best use for outdoor and indoor - Rolling plants outside to provide sunlight throughout the day and rolling inside when raining hard
- ✅ PLANT STAND WITH WHEELS/ROLLING TRAY - TIME & STRENGTH SAVE : The natural wood look wheels plant stand especially great if you have to roll plants outside throughout the day to always be in the best sun or roll them inside during frosty nights.
- ✅ MULTIPURPOSE CADDY : The Bamboo Caddy is also great for keeping bins, laundry hampers mobile and boxes and stack them on this caddy. This Plant Dolly not only keeps your heavy planter in place but also decors your corner and garden design.
Classic Home and Garden S1027D-037R Whiskey Barrel Planter, 20.5", Kentucky Walnut
- The classic whiskey barrel planter in a Kentucky Walnut finish with dark black colored bands
- Uv coated finish protects color from fading
- Lightweight and durable high density resin construction
- Delivered with drainage holes for outdoor use
- Top diameter 20. 5", height 12. 5", bottom Diameter 14" - Weight 3. 45 lbs
- Volume: 12. 5 gallons
Emsco Group City Picker Raised Bed Grow Box â€“ Self Watering and Improved Aeration â€“ Mobile Unit with Casters
- Convenient mobile raised bed grow box – the city picker is the ultimate raised bed gardening system. The unit is mobile and features four swivel casters for easy transport and sun tracking that works great in areas with limited space. The unit is perfect for patios, apartments, or even fire escapes
- Grow your favorite fruits, vegetables, or flowers – grow your favorites, or try something new with a city picker! Tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, herbs, beans, and much more can all be grown wherever there’s sunlight! Just add potting mix, seedlings, and water; Each unit includes easy to follow instructions.
- Self-watering and improved aeration – the self-contained system of the city picker is self-watering. It automatically waters plants by wicking moisture from its 2-gallon water reservoir and has water overflow holes to prevent overwatering. Additionally, plants rest above an aeration screen that enhances the oxygen flow to plant roots and encourages faster growth, which allows you to grow more with less effort.
- Space saver – the city picker is perfect for homeowners with limited space who wish to grow plants and vegetables. It is less expensive than large, traditional raised bed gardens and can be used to introduce people to gardening with minimal investment. Even users in tight urban areas can use a city picker, as you can grow vegetables in small spaces, such as fire escapes or rooftop verandas
- Weed prevention – the city picker alleviates weed growth by having its own self-contained soil system. A mulch cover is included to further prevent the development of weeds.
Organic Gardening for Apartment Dwellers
Container gardens make a beautiful addition to any patio, balcony, or even a sunny kitchen window. With the right plants and a little patience, anyone can grow healthy, vibrant, organic herbs and vegetables almost anywhere, including in apartments.
Organic gardening is growing fruits, vegetables and herbs in such a way that they are as close to nature as possible. Most health conscious people have a long list of reasons they prefer organic vegetables to non-organics, including better taste, higher nutrient content, and lower levels of pesticides and poisons absorbed into the food. For someone trying to grow vegetables in containers, organic gardening is the safest and healthiest choice. Most potting soil, fertilizers, and pesticides available at the local grocery store or hardware store contain chemicals that are cancer causing or potentially lethal if ingested by people and animals.
Anything in a home garden that may be consumed by people should be grown in potting soil designed for vegetables, ideally an organic variety. The same is true when choosing a fertilizer or pesticide. This may seem like common sense, but many of the warnings on soil and fertilizer packaging are not easy to find. Whenever possible, look for the organic label.
While almost any kind of plant can be grown organically, choosing the right plants for your apartment patio or balcony takes a bit of planning. The most important consideration is the size of the gardening space. Obviously trees and large bushes will not fit on a balcony. It is also important to keep in mid that plants that look small at the nursery may need to be repotted within a few months. It is best to stick to herbs and small vegetables, which thrive well with limited space.
Goods herb choices for a patio or balcony garden include basil, parsley, cilantro, mint, and rosemary. These plants are hardy, easy to maintain, and take up very little space. If space is extremely limited, these species will even grow well in the same pot. Pets can even enjoy the garden with the inclusion of catnip, which also grows well in pots.
As for vegetables, it is best to try for miniatures. Cherry and grape tomatoes grow and ripen quickly, and one plant will continue producing throughout the summer. Jalapeno and chili peppers also work well in pots, as can pole beans as long as they have room to grow upwards and a support structure for the vines to climb.
Soil and Composting
A major concern for most vegetable gardeners, and organic gardeners in particular, is soil quality. It is inadvisable and can be potentially life threatening to grow edible plants in the wrong kind of potting soil. For a truly organic garden, it is best to choose commercial organic compost and mix it with home compost.
Compost is a soil-like mixture prepared specifically for garden use. Essentially, it is organic matter that has decomposed to a point where it can be absorbed by plants. Commercial compost can be made from a variety of organic materials, including mushrooms, general plant matter, worm castings, and manure. While most varieties are available at the local gardening store or plant nursery, compost containing manure is not a good choice a balcony or patio garden as the smell can be a bit overwhelming in a confined space and may attract flies. Vegetable composts are a much better option.
Commercially available composts are great for starting a garden, but maintaining it and keeping it truly organic takes the extra step of home composting. Mixing home compost with store bought varieties both gives the plants a nutrient boost that helps them grow and thrive and is also an excellent way of getting rid of kitchen waste. Home composting is incredibly simple, requiring only two things: a container for composting and material. While traditional composting is done in a large bin or open heap, it is equally effective on a smaller scale. There are several small, commercially available composting containers on the market, ranging in price from $50 to over $200. However, it is just as easy to create a home composter using a 32-gallon garbage can with a tight fitting lid or a large paint bucket with a locking lid if space is a major concern. On a very small scale, vermiform composting (or composting using worms) can be done in a small bucket and is perfect for an apartment.
The key to good composting is putting good things into the compost. Any uncooked, vegetable waste (such as peels, rinds, stems, moldy vegetables, etc.) will make excellent compost, especially when mixed with plant trimmings, dead leaves, sticks and branches, coffee grounds, small amounts of old newspaper and paper grocery bags, and egg shell. Try to make sure that pieces are small, chopping them if necessary, as they will degrade more quickly. DO NOT put meat, dairy, bread products, cooked food, or trash into a compost heap, as these will attract insects and pests and cause unwanted smells. Also avoid waste with excessive amounts of seeds, as they may germinate. A healthy compost heap will shrink in size as it looses water, give off heat, and have a damp, earthy smell.
There are literally as many anecdotes on pest control and organic remedies as there are organic gardeners. Most will agree, however, that one of the safest, most reliable methods of defending against the worst pests is a substance called Diatomaceous Earth, or DE. DE is essentially the skeletal remains of diatoms, prehistoric animals that were so numerous that their shells are now mined for horticultural purposes. The skeletons are crushed to form a fine, white powder that acts as a physical insecticide. The DE particles act to puncture the exoskeletons of most insects, mites, fleas, ticks, etcetera, causing them to die by dehydration. It is completely safe to eat and is environmentally harmless.
To apply DE, simply wet the plants' leaves so that it sticks and sprinkle the powder over the plants. Take care to avoid inhaling the dust, as it can cause serious respiratory problems, especially for people with asthma. A simple surgical mask or the like works well. Also try to avoid sprinkling on the flowers of fruit bearing plants such as tomatoes, peppers and beans, since Diatomaceous Earth will kill helpful insects such as bees and ladybugs as well as the more harmful varieties. A small bag two pound bag can cost as little as $5 and will last throughout the growing season and beyond.
An organic harvest
Any container garden is an excellent addition to an apartment or condominium, but an organic garden is something special. Harvest and enjoy organically grown herbs and vegetables throughout the growing season, and keep composting throughout the winter. When spring comes back around, a new batch of compost will be ready to revitalize the garden for a new planting season.