How to Grow and Care for Tangerine Trees Indoors

A potted tangerine tree bearing ripe fruit stands next to a gray interior wall.

What are Tangerines, Best Types and Basic Requirements Tangerines are one of several types of mandarins. The name tangerine is not frequently used outside of North America. Portuguese mariners returning from Southeast Asia are credited with introducing mandarins through Tangiers, Morocco, hence they became known as Tangierines or tangerines. The tangerine is a small yellowish … Read more

How to Grow Banana Plants Indoors

Dwarf cavendish banana plant being grown indoors in a green ceramic pot.

  Bananas have a lush foliage that will lend a tropical atmosphere to your home in any season. Growing bananas indoors is not difficult and many of the miniature cultivars do not consume a tremendous amount of space. Maintaining Banana plants is not particularly difficult or time consuming either. Bananas are perennials, related to herbs … Read more

How to Grow Dill in Pots and Containers

Dill grows on the windowsill of the house in a flower box.

Dill is actually related to carrots and like carrots it produces a rather large central tap root. When planting dill keep this in mind, the depth of the container should be suitable for hosting a large root, at least a foot deep preferably a tad more. Dill is also an annual, grown for a single … Read more

How to Grow Corn in Containers

Corn plants growing in a large plastic pot.

Zea Mays     Zones: 3-11     Full Sun     Soil pH 5.5 – 7.0 Fresh home grown sweet corn, straight off the stalk is undeniably the best you’ll ever taste. Utilizing simple time-tested techniques, you can use a limited garden space effectively to grow an abundance of this classic American staple crop. Anything can be grown in a container and corn, … Read more

How to Grow Tomatoes in Pots and Containers

Tomatoes growing in a container on a back porch terrace.

Tomatoes grown in containers can actually be easier to grow than those grown in a conventional garden. There are some very simple guidelines that should be adhered to in order to ensure success. Container Considerations Needless to say good drainage holes should be in every pot you plant in. Pot Size: Size Matters – the … Read more

How to Grow Strawberries in Pots and Containers

Strawberry plants with ripe red fruit growing in a rectangular container or planter.

Strawberries (Fragaria ananassa) will lend themselves readily to container gardening in USDA Zones 3-11. They don’t require tremendous amounts of open space and their roots are relatively shallow. They can thrive in smaller containers. Pots and planters situated on a balcony or deck will suffice. Growing in containers is also a good way to protect … Read more