How Container Gardening Might Be The Best Thing For You, If You Don’t Have A Yard

By on July 6, 2021 in Gardening with 0 Comments

For a garden lover with no space for your gardening appetite, it can get pretty frustrating.  In the available space of your house say balcony, patio, deck, or sunny window, it’s easy to do container gardening.  That’s not only bringing you joy but also vegetables. The great thing is it’s very easy and simple to do.

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How container gardening is for everyone

In the past, gardening was the exclusive realm of homeowners. Nowadays even the flat dweller can grow his dream garden without having any fuss.

Anyone can enjoy gardening in a specially designed container. Container gardening gives delights of a landscape without weekly mowing. In the container, you can raise some perennials, annuals, and even shrubs and small trees (Think Bonsai Trees – Check this article out for basics to growing Bonsai trees).

Plan first, it’s not that easy

Don’t start thinking this type of garden is achieved very easily. Container gardening also requires proper planning just like that of traditional gardening. Planning consists of finding your USDA zone (this will help to identify the suitable plant variety of your zone), the amount of daylight you are receiving in your apartment, and finally choose your plant variety.

It is always advisable to buy the plants from the nearest nursery unless you have the right conditions to go for indoor seedlings. You should not keep the tender plants of container gardening outside below 45° F temperature or in soaring winds.

Make sure you don’t leave the new plants throughout the night outside to get frost it out.

Traditional planting verse Container Gardening

There is a false notion that all the plants that grow in the ground won’t grow in containers. It’s not so. If you have any doubt, please do an experiment on it. Moreover, any container with holes for drainage can be used for your container gardening.

This type of small garden requires a little budget in the initial stage. It is low maintenance with good satisfaction. Container gardening requires little fertilizer and water according to the specific needs of the plants.

Growing Vegetables as well

There are numerous pot-growing vegetable varieties as container gardening. In this type, the vegetable plant requires only sunlight and water. Providing these two things can easily help you get fresh vegetables for your ratatouille or salad. You can get more satisfaction by serving these varieties nurtured by your own hands to your beloved pals.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a balcony or deck? Get a nod from your landlord for window boxes, a modern container gardening. It is highly possible to grow many bloomy annuals year-round and indoor vegetables in your sunny window. There is another type of garden called community gardens, which will satisfy most city dwellers.

You don’t have to stop planting if autumn is starting.  You can continue by selecting the plants that do ok with the frost. The common plant varieties that stand up to the frost are Eulalia grasses, Mexican feather grass, Cornflowers, Lavender cotton, Jasmine, Million bells, Stonecrops, etc.,

In order to extend the life of your garden from early spring to fall, you can replant to match the conditions. Even you can contact some of America’s best gardeners online to get designs for your container gardening. They offer suggestions such as caring and choosing for pots, how to grow tips for succulents, roses, and bulbs, in containers.

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About the Author: Michael Wuze is a regular content contributor to Living Out The Back, which was started as a way to share the best of what life has to offer outside your home. The backyard is the one area so many people don't enjoy that we want to help you with. Everyone should enjoy their backyard. .

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