Growing plants in containers is a fairly easy as long as you have a Really Good Potting Mix and you have a means of controlling weeds in your nursery containers. In this version of “Mondays with Mike” I am going to show you what to put under your containers to keep the weeds down and to keep your plants from rooting into the ground.
I am also showing you what I do to control weeds in my nursery containers using a pre emergent herbicide. Most of the time I use Snapshot.
My New Perennial Bed!
In the video you’ll see where I’m adding a perennial bed so I will have a perpetual supply of perennials that I can use as stock plants for propagation.
Prune, prune, prune!
You have to prune your container grown plants and the earlier you start pruning them the better. In this video I will show you exactly how I prune flowering shrubs that should have been pruned much sooner. I bought some flowering weigela this spring and when they showed up it was obvious that they had never been pruned, now I’m forced to go backwards with them before I can let them start growing in the right direction. Urrrrrrrg! I prune my cuttings in the propagation bed if they need it!