Growing Plants in Containers

Container Gardening is popular not only to urban dwellers but to seasoned gardeners as well because it brings out creativity specially when planning and creating designs for a container garden. The ideas are limitless and plants in containers are really beautiful to look at.

This type of gardening has a lot of plus points:

  • Plants can be tested with container gardening
  • Enjoy a garden in a limited space
  • Plant almost anything in a container garden
  • Containers can be moved where the sun is

 

Steps to Container Gardening:

1. Pots/Containers:

If you plan to put the containers under a full sun, plastic and wooden pots can be harmful as plastic can be destroyed by the sun. A fiberglass pot can keep the moisture even when exposed to the sun all day. A ceramic or stone pots are good options but they need to be taken inside during winter as the cold season is not as sympathetic to wooden pots. Pots need to have holes to drain water. No matter how pretty a pot is but no holes are seen at the bottom, it would be useless to purchase them.

2. Soil

Some peats can be expensive and many that are sold in the market are non-renewable. Check the chemical content of soil mix as well. For a DIY container soil, you can mix your own by mixing organic peats, compost and worm castings.

If you have decided to buy peat moss, pour warm water into the mix as peats easily absorb warm water.

3. Choosing Plant ideas

Plants that survive in the same soil and light conditions are best combinations. Consider size, texture colour and lighting as well.

Vegetables

carrots

carrots

chili

chili

Potatoes

Potatoes

Chili

Chili

Flowers

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Plant Combinations in Containers

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