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 your balcony, patio, deck, or sunny window, you can create a container garden, 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 their dream garden without having any fuss. One’s dream can be fulfilled by container gardening, which means gardening in a special container. Container gardening gives the delights of landscaping without the weekly mowing. In a container, you can raise perennials, annuals, and even shrubs, herbs 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 you to identify the suitable plant variety of your zone, the amount of daylight you are receiving in your apartment and finally being able to choose your beloved plant variety.
It is always advisable to buy the plants from the nearest nursery unless you have the right conditions to go for indoor seedlings. You should not keep the tender plants of container gardening outside below 45° F or in soaring winds. Moreover you should not leave the new plants outside at night in fear of Jack Frost.
There is a false notion that any plant grown in the ground won’t grow in a gardening container. That’s not so. If you have any doubt, please do experiment with it. Moreover, any container with holes for drainage can be used for your container garden. Just make sure you place a saucer under the container to catch any drips!
Container gardening requires a very little budget in the initial stage. It also requires very little maintenance but with great satisfaction. Container gardening requires small amounts of fertilizer and water depending upon the specific needs of the plants.
There are numerous pot growing vegetable varieties for container gardening. With 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 to your beloved pals.
Don’t despair-if you don’t have a balcony or deck? Get the O.K. from your landlord for window boxes, to establish a long standing tradition of container gardening. It is highly possible to grow many annuals year-round and and also indoor vegetables in your sunny window sill garden. There is another type of garden called community gardens, which will satisfy the city dwellers.
There is no need to end your container gardening once you have entered the autumn season. You can continue your container gardening by selecting the plants that can withstand the frost. The common plant varieties that stand up to the frost are Eulalia grasses, Mexican feather grass, Cornflowers, Lavender cottons, Jasmine, Million bells, Stonecrops, etc.,
In order to extend the life of your garden from early spring to fall, you can replant in order to match the climatic conditions. You can even contact some of America’s best gardeners online to get designs for your container gardening needs. They offer suggestions such as caring and choosing your pots, growing tips for succulents, roses, and bulbs, in containers.
Kali Winters is a Herb Gardening enthusiast and author who spends much of her time teaching others how to setup and maintain amazing Herb Gardens. Her latest book, “Holistic Herbs~A Beginners Guide to Herbal Gardening” is available Here!
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