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Container Gardening, A Simple Method

Container Gardening, A Simple Method

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Presentation of some good examples of container gardening to produce trees, vegetables, herbs, succulents, cactus seedlings etc. at home. Large-scale application can be helpful to combat desertification and to improve survival rates in reforestation.
Presentation of some good examples of container gardening to produce trees, vegetables, herbs, succulents, cactus seedlings etc. at home. Large-scale application can be helpful to combat desertification and to improve survival rates in reforestation.

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Container gardening: a simple and cheapmethod in the combat of desertification andhunger
Prof. Dr. Willem Van CotthemUniversity of Ghent (Belgium)http://desertification.wordpress.com
ABSTRACT
Presentation of some good examples of container gardening to producetrees, vegetables, herbs, succulents, cactus seedlings etc. at home.Large-scale application can be helpful to combat desertification and toimprove survival rates in reforestation.-------------------------------------------------Container gardening is a gardening type that can be applied at any spoton this world, in all climatic zones, in humid and arid regions, in rural andin urban areas, outside and inside the house.It can be used for embellishment of the home with ornamental plants orfor food production (vegetable and fruit trees), e.g. in the drylands wheresoil and irrigation cause huge problems.My friend Geert VAN DAELE has taken some photos of container gardeningexamples in my house, showing that anybody can grow very diverse plantspecies in different kinds of containers: bottles, pots, trays, bags etc.I strongly believe that massive application of container gardening wouldoffer an impressive number of possibilities to grow food in the mostadverse conditions in arid or semi-arid regions, thus helping to combatdesertification, hunger and child malnutrition. I strongly recommend thismethod to all reforestation projects in developing countries. It is cheaperand more efficient (higher survival rates) than the classical ones.
 
2010-03-27 : Avocado seedlings grown in a yogurt pot and in PET-bottles. These seedlingscan easily be transplanted in the soil by cutting off the bottom of the pot or bottle and put therootball with its container directly in the plant pit. Survival rate is significantly higher. (PhotoGeert VAN DAELE)2010-03-27 : Avocado seedling with 3 shoots growing in a PET-bottle (Photo Geert VANDAELE)2010-03-27 : Avocado seedlings in PET-bottles and a yogurt pot (foreground). (Photo GeertVAN DAELE)
 
2010-03-27 : Avocado seedlings in small soda-bottles, a yogurt pot and taller PET-bottles.(Photo Geert VAN DAELE)2010-03-27 : Seeds of dragonfruit cactus (pitaya) germinating in a blue mushroom tray, keptin a pastry box (mini-greenhouse to keep humidity high). (Photo Geert VAN DAELE)

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