Barbier Chiropractic Office Newsletter
January 2019

Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Maybe you are not allowed to plant a garden because you rent an apartment or a house, or maybe you just do not have enough yard space available for a garden. Either way, container gardening is an easy way to grow your own produce without worry.

Fruits and vegetables for container gardening
The following fruits and vegetables are appropriate:

Salad greens, such as:
Leaf lettuce
Bibb lettuce
Green beans
Green onions
These suggestions can help get you started.

Appropriate plant varieties
Select bush or dwarf varieties of plants. These adapt well to growing in a pot.

Choose almost any container, just so it is large enough:

Flower pots
Wire baskets
Wooden boxes

Use at least a 4-gallon container for larger plants, such as:


If you choose a terra-cotta container, beware of overdrying. Line wooden containers with plastic to prevent rotting. Make sure that your container has drainage holes in the bottom. Select light-colored containers, because dark containers absorb heat and could cause damage to the plants.

Use potting soil in your containers. Some people prefer synthetic mixes that contain peat. Garden soil generally is not recommended, because it is too heavy and difficult to aerate.

Add either a slow-release or a complete organic fertilizer at the time of planting. Many people add liquid fertilizer to their watering can every time they water their plants.

Water frequently. Plants in pots and containers require more frequent watering than those in the ground.

Sun or shade
Read the seed packet or plant tags to see how much sun or shade your plants require, and plan accordingly. For example, strawberries require 6 hours of sun/day.

Remember that you need to stake or cage tomatoes to produce the most fruit and to prevent them from falling over as they grow.

Start growing plants earlier in the year and keep them growing past their regular season by bringing them in at night.

Consider self-pollination, if you plan to keep your plants indoors.

Our free monthly e-newsletter is designed to be used as a resource for our patients in discovering and empowering them to make the best choices for their health and wellbeing.

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About Our Practice
My office offers individualized care for my patients. I am devoted to providing each patient with excellent chiropractic care with a personal touch. I specialize in making HOUSE CALLS. I make HOUSE CALLS in Morris, Sussex, Warren, Passaic, Essex, Bergen, Hudson and Union and Counties at present. I am licensed in the State of New Jersey and the State of Florida. Since 1969 I have been involved in managing my practice and also managing the practices of friends of mine in the States of Florida and New Jersey. I have experience in managing an office that is a straight chiropractic office seeing up to 300 patients per day to managing an office that performs numerous therapies to managing an office that had 3 medical doctors with a staff of 10 people working for me. Through my experience I know I can pick the proper therapy that I believe a patient may need rather than using the same treatment on everyone. I was fortunite to be able to attend the First Independent Presidents Chiropractic Congress in Washington, D.C.. I am Past Secretary, President and Executive Director of Beta Omega Chi Chiropractic Fraternity; Past Secretary of the Alumni Association of New York Chiropractic College and member of the Board Of Directors; Past Coordinator of Student Activities of New York Chiropractic College; Past Treasurer, Secretary ,Vice President and President of the Northern Counties Chiropractic Society; Past Coordinator for Council on Scoliosis Screening for Morris, Sussex, Warren & Hunterdon Counties; Past member of the Public Relations Team of the New Jersey Chiropractic Society and was on the Legislative Team of the New Jersey Chiropractic Society which made it possible for Chiropractors to be included in Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Jersey. Since I graduated from Columbia Institute of Chiropractic I have taken,yearly, post graduated courses from New York Chiropractic College, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Parker Chiropractic College, Life Chiropractic College, New Jersey Chiropractic Society and the Florida Chiropractic Association. Shortly I will also be associated with a practice in Florida and in Bergen County, New Jersey.

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