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New Container Gardening System Based in Wildwood

Owners of MLC Young Corporation, based in Wildwood, introduce flagship product, the "My Little Garden Barrel" plant container, which is a uniquely designed planter that can hold up to 22 plants in only 4 square feet.

A new and innovative advancement in container gardening stems right from .

"Our patent-pending design incorporates a specialized center watering tube allowing for even water and nutrient distribution throughout the container," stated Andy Young, president of MLC Young Corporation in a PR Newswire release on Monday. 

He said the problem most people have with container gardening is not getting an adequate supply of water and nutrients to the middle of the container where the plant's root system can most effectively function for the overall health of the plant.

The start-up of the business and the design of the garden barrel container was inspired by Young's father, Sam Young, who has been an avid gardener for many years. Sam is credited with the original design of the prototype unit.

The "My Little Garden Barrel" planter is made of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved, high density polyethylene material. The planter is 22 inches tall and 17 inches in diameter. It holds approximately 20 gallon of growing media, said Young.

The planter is available in a sandstone and chocolate brown color. Young describes the system as "very lightweight and extremely durable," citing that it will last for many growing seasons.

Young said he is proud to design and manufacture the containers in the United States; they currently are being made by a rotational molding company in northeastern Indiana.

The creation of the "My Little Garden Barrel" planter is a direct result of the increased desire for an increasing larger number of people wanting to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, but without the normal space, time and resources needed for an traditional in-ground garden, stated Young in the release.

The container is perfect for back patios, decks and balconies.

The container sells for $68; an accompanying, rolling dolly cart is $28.50. A plant stand is $7.45, or a bundle package can be purchased for $96.50.

Samantha C June 26, 2012 at 01:18 PM
These little garden barrels will be great for growing TickleMe Plants, the only plant I know of that closes its leaves and lowers its branches. Its my students favorite plant.
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 01:48 PM
What a fun-sounding plant. Thanks for mentioning it, Samantha. Makes me want to explore it. Are they hard to keep alive?
Andy Young June 26, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Julie, Thanks for posting our news release. We currently do not have any retail location set up here in the St. Louis area. We are hoping to expand to do more wholesale distribution later this year and into early next year. However, anyone wanting to purchase one of our "Garden Barrels" may contact us via our website and we can make arrangements to have them delivered to you. Thanks, Andy Young My Little Garden Barrel www.mylittlegardenbarrel.com

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