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Urban Gardening with a Micro Version of Permaculture on a Deck

Small gardens are magical -- and they are quite possible with creative use of containers and natural laws such as siphoning, osmosis, and imagination!

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I'm fascinated by urban agriculture -- must be because I grew up on a suburban farm -- 20 acres, with about 2 acres used for large kitchen gardens.

I know it's possible to grow a lot in small spaces, but am still challenged by growing productively on a small deck. Here's an idea in which the gardener translates permaculture techniques to a small deck.

So... urban gardening is my form of "urban farming"... every pot is magical! :-)

... and let's throw in some commonsense tomato growing in pots. With some care taken in the choice of species that are well suited for small spaces, containers ... and favorite flavors!

This gardener apparently is growing specific species... and nurturing her favorite flavors.

My sister is intrigued with day lilies and has been pollinating her various colored flowers...and has created hundreds of hybrids. She's doing it for the fun of it, so she's not tracking it scientifically -- buy wow! Is she having fun!

It's brain-stretching to see how other regions garden. Australia is ahead of us in the climate change campaign because they are already experiencing severe drought and heat. So here's an Aussie approach to container gardening... and preventing insect damage that could tempt you to use non-ecofriendly pesticides.

Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
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