Growing attention for container gardening (Willem Van Cotthem)

Since many years, I am very much in favour of combating hunger and child malnutrition by applying small-scale farming or construction of family gardens (kitchen gardens) and school gardens.

In drylands, farming or gardening can be rather difficult because of drought and poverty of the soil.  Here, container gardening can be a nice solution.  This gardening type is getting more and more attention.

Please have a look at a couple of postings on my blog:

Growing Watermelon in Containers

Nothing can define summer better than piled up watermelons on the roadside. I still remember my schooldays, the way we used to buy slices of watermelon and eat them dripping the juice all over. I still love the watermelon for … Continue reading →

Growing Kohlrabi in Containers

Kohlrabi is another name for our not-so-popular Knolkhol. It belongs to the same family as Cabbage and Cauliflower(Brassicaceae). The Whole plant is edible however, it is mostly used for its bulged swollen stem. It can be eaten raw as well … Continue reading →


One can also find a library full of references on Google: search for container gardening.

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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