Join the Innaugural Life on the Balcony Container Gardening Blog Carnival!

by Fern on January 1, 2010

in Fruits & Vegetables,Herbs

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Have you ever heard of a blog carnival? It’s when one blogger requests that other bloggers publish posts on a certain topic and then the carnival host(ess) publishes a post on their blog with links to everyone’s submissions. For example, Keeper of the Home hosts a blog carnival about organic gardening. I thought I would host a carnival each month and solicit posts about container gardening. It’s win-win. Life on the Balcony readers get exposure to great container gardening posts, and the bloggers who participate get a little link love.

For the January Carnival, I’m seeking posts about growing plants you can eat. You can write about your experience growing vegetables last season, provide advice about how to grow a specific fruit tree, or dream about the great herbs you plan on growing in 2010. The only qualification for entry into the carnival is that (1) the post is about a plant or plants that you can eat, and (2) the post is about container gardening. If you need help or have a question, don’t hestitate to email me.

To submit a post, use this form: Container Gardening Blog Carnival Page. You can find it by going to Contact > Blog Carnival at the top of the page too. You need to publish your post on your blog and submit it through the blog carnival submission page by January 15th. I’ll be publishing the carnival on the 18th.

You are free to use the image at the top of this post or this badge if you participate, but you must download them and host them yourself (i.e. right click and chose “save image” and then upload it to your website, or to a hosting service, like PhotoBucket or Flickr).

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Don’t have a blog? I hope you’ll check in on the 18th and share your edible container gardening thoughts in the comments of the blog carnival post!

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Genevieve January 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

What a cool idea Fern! I’ll think really hard and see if I can come up with a good topic so I can participate!


Diane and Todd January 2, 2010 at 8:00 pm

What a wonderful and inspiring site you have here. Thank you for sharing so much of your knowledge. We’ll definitely be writing a post about this. Can’t wait to participate in your great blog carnival!


Jenny Peterson January 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I’m in! I have a ridiculously easy thing that I do all the time with my clients’ containers!


Fern January 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Gen–I hope you’ll move yourself from the definite maybe column to the “totally doing this” one! I know your contribution would rock!

Diane & Todd–Can’t wait to see your post. Your photos are always gorgeous!

Jenny–Can’t wait to read about your trick!


jess January 5, 2010 at 11:55 am

Are you coming to the Northwest Garden & Flower show? One of the display gardens made me think of you. this one


Fern January 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Jess–Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it. It’s close to the San Francisco garden show and I just can’t afford to go to both, so I am going to the one that is closer to me (and thus has cheaper air fare).

jess January 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I can’t fault you for that. I would go to the SF garden show if I could. I’m stuck going to the NW because it’s so much closer, although I expect to be pleased and amazed.


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