In some places in the world, gardening right on the Earth is not optional. That is why container gardening is a savior. However, container gardening is quite different than traditional notions of gardening, so it is important to keep several tips in mind. It is important to consider the size of the pot. It is also important to poke holes into this pot to allow excess moisture to drain. Consider the type of soil you are using also. While container gardening is inexpensive, it is important to consider how it differs from regular gardening, and adjust your techniques accordingly.
- Plants with thin leaves typically need more water than those with thick leaves.
- Include a thriller (focal point), spiller (trailing plant) and filler (for bulk).
- Make sure the container has drainage holes so the soil doesn’t become waterlogged.
“Choose the right soil. Fill containers with a commercial potting soil rather than soil from the garden. Garden soil can dry into a solid mass, while commercial mixtures have amendments like peat moss, vermiculite, compost, and other ingredients to help with soil texture and moisture retention.”