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Talkback: How to create a summer hanging basket

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I love the idea of using a small pot as a reservoir. Also, have never used or seen grass clippings used to line a basket. What a great and super-green idea. I'll have to try it.

I don't use water retaining crystals because they are made of polyacrylamide which, some studies have shown, is a potential carcinogen.

Talkback: How to plant lily bulbs in a pot

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I've grown lilies in big baskets and they look fabulous and the blooms last. Also, if you grow lilies in containers you're less likely to have the beetles because you're using fresh soil.

Talkback: How to grow potatoes in a bag

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I don't know about growing organic potatoes in plastic bags. There is some evidence that rubber and plastics leach chemicals into soil. Hoses, made of PVC (though it is not well known in the US) leach lead, especially if they lie out in the sun.

Since potatoes need full sun to grow, those bags are going to get pretty hot. Before I used this method, I'd like to see some testing to make sure that plastic bags are safe for growing food.
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