Understanding Container Gardening
If you are a garden lover, but have no space for your gardening appetite, don’t worry gardening is not necessarily out of your reach. In the available space of your house say balcony, patio, deck, or sunny window, you can create a container gardening, which will not only bring you joy but also vegetables. So, are you ready to start container gardening yourself?
In the past, gardening is an exclusive realm of the landowner. Nowadays even the flat dweller can grow his dream garden without having any fuss. Your dream can be fulfilled by container gardening, which means the gardening in a special container. Container gardening gives delights of landscape without weekly mowing. In the container, you can raise some perennials, annuals, and vegetables and small trees.
Don’t think container gardening can be achieved very easily. Container gardening also requires proper planning just like that of traditional gardening. Planning consists of finding your USDA zone (this will help to identify the suitable plant variety of your zone), amount of daylight you are receiving in your apartment, and finally choose your beloved plant variety.
It is always best to buy the plants from nearest nursery unless you have right conditions to go for indoor seedlings. You should not keep the tender plants of container gardening outside below 45F temperature or in soaring winds. Moreover you should not leave the new plants through out the night in the outside to get frostbite.
There is a false notion that all the plants grow in the ground won’t grow in the container gardening. It’s not so. If you have any doubt, please do experiment on it. We have had great success growing tomato plants, onions, peppers and lettuce in various pots. Any container with holes for drainage can be used for your container gardening. Let your mind be creative here! Do you have an old tote your not using? Paint it and drill holes in the bottom for a nice container. A little spray paint can go a long way. Any large container with holes in the bottom will qualify. I have even used pint mason jars for my window seals in a pinch.
Container gardening requires little budget in the initial stage. But it is having low maintenance with good satisfaction. Container gardening requires little fertilizer and water according to the specific needs of the plants. You may be able to find containers at local garage sales. Remember the container doesn’t have to be a pot that was made to plant in. Be creative! Just remember it has to have a few drain holes in the bottom so your plants don’t drown.
There is numerous pot growing vegetable varieties as container gardening. In this type, the vegetable plant requires only sunlight and water. Providing these two things can easily help you get fresh vegetables for your ratatouille or salad. You can get more satisfaction by serving these varieties nurtured by your own hands straight to your family.
Don’t despair if your not able to use a balcony or deck? Get a note from your landlord for window boxes, a modern container gardening. It is highly possible to grow many bloomy annuals year-round and indoor vegetables in your sunny window. There is another type of garden called community gardens, which will satisfy the city dwellers.
There is no need to end your container gardening when you have entered autumn. But you can continue your container gardening by selecting the plants that are withholding the frost. The common plant varieties that stand up to the changing seasons are kale, cabbage, Root vegetables such as onions, potatoes and carrots.
In order to extend the life of your garden from early spring to fall, you can replant to match the conditions. Even you can contact some of the America’s best gardeners through online to get design for your container gardening. They offer suggestions such as caring and choosing for pots, how to grow tips for succulents, roses, and bulbs, in containers.
Remember to look up your zone if your unsure what can be outside for each season. Most lettuce can’t stand full sun but tomatoes love sun for example. Growing Organic Vegetables is satisfying and a healthier alternative to store produce. Pick what your family eats the most of and start your container garden today!
Check out these cute movable containers!