Container Gardening

Container gardens are for the garden lovers who don’t have much space to work with, but still want to add a focal point or curb appeal to their yard or porch. What is a container garden you may ask? Well, these gardens are basically grown in any container such as a pot, so they are not planted directly in the ground. Container gardens can vary in size depending on the amount of space you have and kind of plants you use. When it comes to planting these gardens, you may want to consider picking a location and then planting the garden, considering once you add potting soil and plants the container will become very heavy.

Types of plants you can add:

  • Cabbage
  • Tomatos
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Coleus
  • Begonia
  • Salvia
  • Lavender
  • Fern
  • Sedum
  • Blue My Mind

When you are selecting your plants for your garden, keep in mind that you will need season appropriate plants. You don’t want to plant a summer plant in the fall when it will not do well. You are also going to need to pick plants that will thrive in the spot you place your container in (shade plants need shade etc.).

Care for your container garden is going to depend on the type of plants. Watering at least once a week will be necessary, as well as basic maintenance such as trimming dead leaves and such to keep your container looking pretty. Proper drainage is essential to allow the soil to drain and not drown your plants.

 

Juni Van Coulter

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