Are you starting a container garden? Read these 7 basic container gardening tips to get the best result.
Container gardening is the best technique to get fresh and healthy food in a small amount of space in your flower garden. Tubs, pots, and half barrels swarming with flowers add more colour to any garden, but container gardening serves a useful purpose too. In addition to growing flowers, gardeners limited to a small yard, a balcony, or only a patch of sun on their home can grow an almost all type of veggies from salad greens to tomatoes to basil, thyme, chives, some species of corn in containers and other herbs are happily growing in containers that not only enhance the beauty of your home but also put your share in enhancing the fertility of earth but also shows your love towards earth. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your container garden.
Choosing a Container for Planting
Anything that has soil and drainage holes in the base might be transformed into a container garden. Consider convenience, eye appeal, and cost when choosing a container. Also, make it sure how easy it will keep the plants healthy. For healthy plant growth, the plant containers must give enough space for roots and soil, allowing the plant to bloom. Use containers of strong plants to
- Grow tasty fruits, herbs and vegetables.
- Divide outdoor rooms
- Create privacy
- Provide focal points
- Accent the landscape
Your choice of the container can be clever, amusing, loud, quiet, primitive, creative, classy, solid, environmentally friendly, stylish, sophisticated, matched and more. Larger plants may need stronger containers to prevent the container from blowing over or keep the roots from breach the pot.
Using Soil and Soil Mixes
Well set garden soil is essential for growing plants in the ground but for container gardening, Soil needs to be well drained and well aerated while still being able to keep sufficient moisture for plant growth.
Soils for containers are tailored to ensure proper aeration and drainage. Container soils are called soilless or artificial media because they have no soil at all. They are composed of various things such as vermiculite, peat, bark, coir fiber depending on the type of plant material being grown. They can be found under a variety of trade names.
Creating Four Season Containers
Containers offer four seasons of fun, pleasure, and creativity. Plan to change out the plants in your containers regularly during the growing season. Elegant containers bursting with bright and colourful arrangements always look best.
Completely change the colour scheme or textures of some containers with each season or just change a few plants in each pot for a feel of seasonality.
Spring planting schemes may include pansies, bulbs, violas, primulas, dianthus, fillers and snapdragons and other foliage plants.
In summer, large pots can be planted with tropical plants such as bananas, caladiums, and cannas. These Large containers can also be planted with ornamental millets, miniature sunflowers, celosias, zinnias for Midwestern.
Fall colour schemes involve oranges, rich reds and deep golds. Calendulas, diascias, pansies, ornamental kalessnapdragons and beets and Swiss chard make best fall containers.
In winter, containers and pots may be packed with boughs of evergreens. Some foliage plants can be left to dry in the containers that make a decorative display all winter.
Proper watering and fertilizing are important in maintaining a gorgeous pot throughout the growing season. Watering and fertilizing a container varies depending on the location of the container, time of the year, type of plant material, type of container. You have to be watching your containers on a daily basis and recognize the requirements of the plants you have planted in the containers. Don’t overwater, as that can lead to mold or rot. Make a watering schedule and fix to it for successful container gardening.
Frequently watering results in the leaching of nutrients. These nutrients need to be replaced on a regular basis. A regular fertilizer program is needed to keep plants growing well and attractive all season.
Rooftops for containers can be windy so that if your container garden is on a roof, establish a windbreak to keep your delicate plants from blowing away. Make sure the windbreak doesn’t throw shade. Lattice might be a good choice. Also, put your containers close together so they support each other.
Some varities of container plants like sunflower and tomatoes need lots of suns. They require at least 5 hours of sunlight daily, and they also require daily watering as the soil quickly dries out in the sun.