Is A Container Garden Right for You?

| April 21, 2013

Spring is the time you have the urge to start your own garden, but what if you live in an apartment, you can’t truly have a full garden without a yard! Among the better solutions is to grow plants in containers, containers can be put on your patio, window sill or just hang them. In no time you can have your living area look cool and colorful.

The benefit of growing in small containers is that you can move them around to accommodate your needs. Just like furniture you can move them around with ease. Another benefit is the versatility, you can even conform it to simulate any environs depending upon the type of material you use and where you put it.

To attain an esthetically attractive placement of containers and plants, you can set the containers at different heights by hanging them from the ceiling or placing them on supports. Hanging them will allow you to make the most of the limited space you have. This is called “vertical gardening”. You are able to arrive at a very aesthetic arrangement of plants while economizing your precious space. One method of vertical gardening is the use of a wooden step ladder. With some resourcefulness, you can arrange all the plants in a lovely, adorable cascade of color.

Looking after the plants in the containers will take additional time, as you have to water more frequently and go about to all the individual container. Even so, it is important that you do not over-water, as this can be just as bad to their health of the plants as under-watering.

When picking out containers for your plants, you want to purchase them all together along with a few extras in case they break or you want to add more plants later. You mat not want them to be all the same shape and size, but definitely the same style so that they compliment each other. Plastic containers are better and require less watering, however if you want to go with clay or earthen pots then you should use plastic liners inside the pots. This will help it retain water, as the clay will soak up water.

Another thing to think about when buying pots is that the size of the pot will in the end constrict the size of the plant. Make a moral selection of pots based on what you want to grow in each container. Search the internet for the plant you chose, you can find specs as to how much root space it need. If you only have a limited amount of space for it, you can constrict it by choosing a pot that isn’t large enough to support healthy growth.

If container gardening sound attracting to you, then start planning your container garden today. Make a list of the plants you want to have, and check what size and shape of pots you need. Afterward, it is only a matter of how to arrange them to your desire and start enjoying your container garden.

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