Suggestions for Container Gardening

People that have never had a garden before, or that have very little experience, can still do very well with container gardening. With container gardening, it doesn’t matter how much living space that you have; you can have a two-story house, or a studio apartment, and you will still be able to do container gardening at either location. If container gardening sounds like something you would like to try, use the tips and strategies in this article to help with your first garden.

As with any kind of garden, you have to make sure the plants in your container garden are getting enough water. Typically, a container garden needs to have more water than a traditional garden. The number one reason that container gardens do not work is that they do not receive enough water to survive. The container actually prevents the roots of the plants from going deeper into the soil to find more water when water is lacking. That means they rely on you to water them frequently. The amount of water you have to give them will depend on the particular plants and time of year, but you have to look at them daily to assess moisture levels.

Even given the fact that container gardens are not as difficult to maintain over a standard outdoor garden; you still have to address temperature and humidity conditions for the specific plants you choose to grow. You will be one step ahead of the game if you grow plants that can be found growing in your area already or at least will adapt to your environment. If you decide to grow plants that are accustomed to a dry climate, like cacti; you may have issues trying to provide an overly humid atmosphere or excessive low temperatures. If you decide to plant tropical type plants you will have the extra duties of keeping them hydrated and supplying the additional water they require. You also want to keep plants with similar needs in the same container.

There are many reasons that people do container gardening including growing herbs to eat or simply having beautiful flowers that they can look at. Oftentimes, those that have container gardens are concerned about the colors and aesthetics of the garden itself. Taking a little extra time to consider the colors of the plants you will grow has a lot to do with the rooms they will be in or the location that you will place the container outside.

Depending upon the color of the plants that you grow, they can have positive or negative effects on the mood of those that are near the plants themselves. Subtle colors such as pink or peach can make people feel subdued whereas bright colors like orange and red can make people feel energetic. If you’re just growing some herbs for your kitchen this may not matter to you, but some people are sensitive to color and will want to consider this factor. If by chance you have never had the undertaking of a container garden, there is really no reason you should not take it into consideration. If you have knowledge of traditional gardening you will more than likely learn that container gardening is way easier. Taking advantage of a container garden after simply planting some seeds in a couple of pots or planters is something that even people who have never done so before can take advantage of.