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Brassier

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Hello everyone, my name is Ashley. I'm from Junction City, Oregon and happened upon Mark's videos a few weeks ago. They've been great to watch while breastfeeding and have reawakened a passion for gardening that I haven't had for awhile. Unfortunately in our current situation we dont yet have our own space for me to start my own garden although I do try to help with my sisters garden occasionally.

Once my husband and I get our own place I am hoping to at least start a container garden for a lot of things without overwhelming myself. For now though I am just trying to learn as much as I can so I can start off from a better position later. Plus it allows my older 2 kids to eat all the fruits and veggies they want to as well as hopefully bringing my youngest up with a love of gardening and fruits/vegetables.
 
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Welcome Ashley, container gardening is a great way to start out, you can grow a surprising amount of food in a small area. Strawberries grow well in containers & are a nice way to get kids interested in gardening.
 
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I remember my grandparents having strawberries growing up and they were delicious to eat straight from the garden. I dont know that grandma had a lot of luck with strawberries in one of those strawberry planters (like a big pot with cut outs on the sides), do you have a specific type of container you would suggest using for the strawberries?

Thank you!
 
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I used a big pot, around 20" diameter & it worked well. Anything smaller dried out in the heat during the summer here, although I did have some hanging baskets that worked well during spring.

Peas & cherry tomatoes also grow well in big pots & taste great straight off the plant.

I made a thread about growing in pots a few years back that you may find some good tips in:
 
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I used a big pot, around 20" diameter & it worked well. Anything smaller dried out in the heat during the summer here, although I did have some hanging baskets that worked well during spring.

Peas & cherry tomatoes also grow well in big pots & taste great straight off the plant.

I made a thread about growing in pots a few years back that you may find some good tips in:
Thank you Andrew! My husband and I will likely be renting initially after moving out of my sisters so a container garden like that would be the perfect place to start.
 
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Welcome Ashley!

The forum is filled with great knowledge - thanks @AndrewB for sharing your thread. You're giving me some ideas to start some threads with my own garden projects :D
 
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