North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook: Plants Grown in Containers

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Table of Contents: 

  1. Objectives
  2. Introduction
  3. Start with High-Quality Plants
  4. Transporting Plants
  5. Selecting a Container
    1. Material
    2. Weight
    3. Color
    4. Drainage
    5. Size
  6. Potting Mixes, Substrates, or Growing Media
    1. Qualties of Good Growing Media
  7. Potting Plants
    1. Repotting
  8. Nutrient Management​
    1. Fertilizer Type
    2. Timing
  9. Outdoor Container Gardening
    1. Plant Varieties
    2. Planting Calendar
    3. Combinations that Work
    4. Planting
    5. Container Location
    6. Irrigation
    7. Moisture Retention
    8. Nutrient Management
    9. Overwintering
  10. Indoor Containers—Houseplants
  11. Integrated Pest Management
  12. Recordkeeping
  13. Frequently Asked Questions
  14. Further Reading
  15. Chapter Text Hyperlinks
  16. For More Information
    1. NC State and NC State Extension publications
    2. Internet Resources
  17. Contributors
Authors: 
Diane Mays
Authors: 
Kim Richter
Authors: 
Lucy Bradley
Authors: 
Julie Sherk
Authors: 
Mark Kistler
Authors: 
Joe Neal
Publisher: 
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Year: 
2017