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Stephany Hoffelt
Johnson County Master
Gardener
Getting Started
Where to plant, what?
Partial Shade ( 3-5 hours of
sun)
•Root crops
•Leaf crops
•Herbs Ex: mints

Full Sun...
Getting Started
What kind of Container?

The size of container
determines what you
can plant.
Small containers hold
plants...
Getting Started
What kind of Container?

Large containers such as
this self contained
gardening system hold
larger plants ...
Getting Started
What type of soil?

Make your own mix:
•1 part garden loam
•1 part coco peat or
peat moss
•1 part coarse s...
Plant Care

Watering

Watering keeps roots cool.
Plants may need to be
watered twice a day on
hot, dry days.
Best to Use
•...
Plant Care
Feeding

Try natural fertilizers such as:
•Bone Meal - Phosphate
•Blood Meal - Nitrogen
•Wood Ash – Potassium

...
Plant Care
Pest Management
Cultural Controls
•Mulching
•Remove diseased leaves
and plants
•Hand pick pests
•Attract benefi...
Project:
Build your own selfcontained gardening system.
Step One:
Gather materials and equipment.

Materials
2 tote boxes ...
Project:
Build your own selfcontained gardening system.
Step Three
Drill holes according to the
first picture. Using a jig...
Project:
Build your own selfcontained gardening system.

Step Five
Cut center of lid out with a
jigsaw.

Step Six
Snap lid...
Container Gardening
Container Gardening
Container Gardening
Container Gardening
Container Gardening
Container Gardening
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  1. 1. Stephany Hoffelt Johnson County Master Gardener
  2. 2. Getting Started Where to plant, what? Partial Shade ( 3-5 hours of sun) •Root crops •Leaf crops •Herbs Ex: mints Full Sun ( 6-10 hours of sun) •Vegetables grown for fruits •Herbs Ex: basil or oregano •Ornamental flowers
  3. 3. Getting Started What kind of Container? The size of container determines what you can plant. Small containers hold plants that don’t become top heavy.
  4. 4. Getting Started What kind of Container? Large containers such as this self contained gardening system hold larger plants or more than one plant.
  5. 5. Getting Started What type of soil? Make your own mix: •1 part garden loam •1 part coco peat or peat moss •1 part coarse sand Potting Soil works but after four – six weeks you will need to add fertilizer.
  6. 6. Plant Care Watering Watering keeps roots cool. Plants may need to be watered twice a day on hot, dry days. Best to Use •Self-watering containers •Mulch •Plant spikes
  7. 7. Plant Care Feeding Try natural fertilizers such as: •Bone Meal - Phosphate •Blood Meal - Nitrogen •Wood Ash – Potassium •Compost Tea •Fish Emulsion •Kelp Meal •Worm Castings Apply according to directions on package.
  8. 8. Plant Care Pest Management Cultural Controls •Mulching •Remove diseased leaves and plants •Hand pick pests •Attract beneficial insects Botanical Insecticides
  9. 9. Project: Build your own selfcontained gardening system. Step One: Gather materials and equipment. Materials 2 tote boxes with lids 1 pond basket 2-foot length of 1-1/2" plastic pipe or tubing NO PVC gardening cloth Equipment: a pencil or pen a drill 1/4" or larger bit 1-1/2" bit a jig saw Step Two: Cut one tote to the height of the pond basket.
  10. 10. Project: Build your own selfcontained gardening system. Step Three Drill holes according to the first picture. Using a jigsaw, cut a circle the size of the pond basket and tubing, as pictured. Step Four Assemble inner box by placing first the pond basket, then the halved tote and finally the tubing.
  11. 11. Project: Build your own selfcontained gardening system. Step Five Cut center of lid out with a jigsaw. Step Six Snap lid over gardening cloth as is illustrated in the final picture.
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