Lack of adequate space does not mean you need to give up your desire for gardening. Space saving ideas for gardening are abundant, and garden containers are becoming more and more popular. They can serve as decoration, add character to open spaces and most importantly can provide edible plants. Similar to actual gardens, soil is the foundation of the successful container plant. It is very likely that you would need to use potting soil and add compost for the added benefit. Containers should have drainage holes while material should be chosen based on the location where you intend to keep your container. They are easy to maintain, with main concern being watering and fertilizing. As for the choice of plants, almost anything can be grown in a container. While the yield will not match the regular garden yield, you are sure to have as much fun while growing a container garden.
- Container gardening should start with a good quality potting soil to which you can add compost. Potting soil is lighter than regular gardening soil.
- You can choose plastic pots since clay ones dry out and metal ones often get too hot; try to choose a pot with drainage or drill holes to create drainage.
- It is a good idea to start with transplanting rather than seed growing; you should consider lettuces and tomatoes.
“Container gardens are easier to maintain since they are usually up close in places where you can deadhead spent flowers and trim yellowing leaves. Your weeding chores will be virtually nonexistent!”