Weighing up the options for container growing

Thomas, Siân
April 2004
Australian Horticulture;Apr2004, Vol. 102 Issue 4, p38
Explores the options for container planting. Factors that need to be considered in selecting plant containers; Description of air-pruning containers; Benefits of using woven planter bags. INSETS: Container trial set to start;The non-woven option.


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