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Growing perennials in containers is not difficult and allows those with limited space such as a deck, patio or balcony to enjoy their produce. 0:24 The Benefits of Perennials 0:32 The Benefits of Container Gardening 0:40 Types of perennial fruit producing crops that does well in containers 1:23 Container size 2:31 Soil for perennials in containers 3:20 Feeding and fertilizing during the season 4:29 Long term maintenance of potted perennials 5:18 Winter protection (high zone and hardy) 6:28 Bringing Plants in during the Winter 6:54 Leaving the Plant outside 7:12 Closing Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlbertaUrbanGarden/ Related PostsHow to Grow an Easy Patio Apartment Container Garden for BeginnersContainer Gardening Vegetables for BeginnersEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodTropical Perennial Vegetable Gardening in HawaiiOrganic Vegetable Gardening for BeginnersPerennial Vegetable Gardening DVD Trailer

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14 Comments

  • dakotabob10 1 year ago

    I want to grow some blueberries but our soil is much too alkaline. If I am going to do it, it will have to be in pots where I can amend the soil to the proper PH. Thanks for the pointers.

  • Dave Charles 1 year ago

    hi there new sub just wanted to know if you plant any corn??

  • Eric Glass 1 year ago

    Perennial hoop house in the works yet?

  • suDz 1 year ago

    Nice video !! But I think for me it suits to grow my Perennial fruit trees in the open soil rather than a pot, because I live in a tropic zone. Also in your video you have used the terms Worm castings and Vermicompost interchangeably, giving an impression that both are same, while they are not.
    I don't Vermicompost but have access to tons of Worm castings. So won't just adding those castings alone enrich my soil?? Plz share your thoughts, Thanks :)

  • Closing the Loop 1 year ago

    Hey Stephen, I just heard about the wildfires in your area. How are you doing? Is it affecting you?

  • David Straub 1 year ago

    Another great vid Stephen …. I am relatively new to gardening, especially container gardening, and appreciate all the good info I am getting from folks such as yourself. Take care and happy gardening.

  • Alexander Legaree 1 year ago

    This episode is most useful! Thank you, Stephen! We're getting ready to move and we have to grow in containers!

  • Craig Overend 1 year ago

    I once saw our local community TV gardening show use an auger drill bit all the way around the outer edge of a root bound fruit tree. It was in a large pot and was too big to easily remove. He then filled the holes with amendments. I always wonder how well it survived…

  • ssaxe01s 1 year ago

    If perennials hardy to my zone are left outside in their pots in the winter, wouldn't the lack of insulation (that plants planted in the ground do have) to their roots damage them?

  • MrMac5150 1 year ago

    Containers never work for me, they get to hot and dry.
    Temperature fluctuates to much. In the ground is always better.

  • JamCanGurl 1 year ago

    So you leave your blueberry bush that's in a container outside for the winter? I recently planted one in a container and was planning on putting it in my unheated attached garage for winter. I know it's hardy but I feel like the container wouldn't prevent the freeze thaw cycle from damaging the plant. I have 2 other bushes in the ground. Also what about the container cracking etc?

  • chevy6299 1 year ago

    I thinking goji berries might work well in a container for my location.

  • Bryan Wickizer 1 year ago

    Awesome video Stephen! While I think its best to put plants in the ground, I am a big fan of containers. I grow lots of annuals in containers, but a few perrenials as well, such as; currants, honeyberries, blueberries and strawberries. I have some partial sun areas in my yard, and its nice to be able to see if a berry bush will do ok with less sunlight before commiting to planting them in the ground permanently. It is also important to understand that not all plastic is created equal, many plastic "garden" containers I have purchased have become ridiculously brittle after 2-3 years. I have moved to fabric containers for their price and performance, but would recommend things such as wine barrels if you can find them. Thanks for the video.

  • Believe 1 year ago

    Hey Stephen, I would like to send you some seeds as I am a balcony person and you have helped me a lot! Please let me know if you would like some organic seeds I have harvested. Thank you!