A Beginner’s Guide to Container Gardening

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Container gardening can be a great way to get your hands dirty and grow some produce, but there are many things that you should know before you start. Here is a beginner’s guide to container gardening so that the next time spring rolls around, you’ll be ready!

What is container gardening? How can container gardening help reduce water usage?

Container gardening is the process of using plants in pots to create a garden in an urban environment. Container gardening has many benefits, including the ability to reduce water usage. Container gardening is a way to grow plants without having much space. These gardens are often created indoors because it doesn’t require much space and can be set up in any vacant space in apartment or home. One of the benefits of container gardening is that it can help reduce water usage by as much as 50%. This makes it a more environmentally friendly option than traditional farming methods.

What are the disadvantages of container gardening?

Container gardening is an increasingly popular way of gardening. It has its advantages and disadvantages. The primary disadvantage of container gardening are the limits on size. You are limited in your choice of plant, but the upside is that the plants will be healthier because they have more space to grow. The other major disadvantages are having to water them more often, limiting what you can grow in your garden, and when it comes time for harvest, if you have too many plants in containers, you must have a plan for what to do with all that produce that you cannot eat or use.

How to choose the right pots for your garden?

According to the Sill – “When choosing a pot, choose a pot that is 1-2” larger than the current size if the plant is currently in a 10” pot or smaller. If your current pot size is >10”, choose a pot that is 2-3” larger in diameter.”

What Size?

Size and shape matter when it comes to containers for plants. If you’re growing tall plants like tomatoes or corn, look for pots with at least two inches of depth on the sides. This will give them enough space as they grow taller than most other plants in your garden. You’ll want shallow pots if you plan on planting leafy greens such as lettuce or herbs because they don’t require much room to spread out
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How to create a beautiful terrace or balcony garden using containers?

If you want to create a beautiful terrace or balcony filled with plants try using a bold assortment of flowers that vary in color size and shape.

You can also choose to layer plants using a three prong design method of a thriller, filler and spiller plant.

Once you have your plants, place them around sitting areas or use them as a screen from your surroundings. This is my personal patio garden below:

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If you’re a container gardener, then this article will likely be of interest to you. We’ve outlined the benefits and considerations for growing in containers as well as some helpful tips on how to do it! Have you tried any of these methods? Share your thoughts with us below or by joining our community discussions on Facebook and Twitter .

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