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?
What are the disadvantages of container gardening?
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.”
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:
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 .