Container Gardening – Simple Ways to make it Work for You

Do you want to grow a container garden? If so, it’s very easy to do and takes very little energy or effort. 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. Below are some guidelines that will help you get off to a great start with container gardening.

Type of Container

Your initial decision will be selecting the kind of containers you would like to use for your garden. You can choose any number of a variety of containers; like buckets, cans or simple flower pots. Never use wood containers that have been treated with any sort of chemical and do not forget that wood will decompose with time. You also need to remember to make sure there is sufficient drainage; drilling holes will alleviate this issue. Also consider the color of the container you use because dark colors tend to soak in too much heat for a healthy plant; so lighter colors would work better for you. Choosing the right size for your containers is also important, and this will depend on what you’re planting. You need to provide enough room for your plants, whatever you decide on growing; with sufficient area to flourish in.

Physical Capability

If you have a handicap of any sort, or you feel that gardening may be too strenuous for you, container gardening is definitely something that almost everyone can do. Gardening is often a strenuous activity, and at the very least it requires you to engage in activities such as digging, bending over and kneeling. For people who are elderly or handicapped, these actions may be difficult or impossible. Container gardening provides you with some flexibility in that you can place the container virtually anywhere. So people with limited mobility will find this very easy to do. As you can see, limitations that are created by regular gardening are not part of the container gardening process.

The type of garden that you plant in your container gardening can be edible, or simply something that you want to look at in your spare time. Typically, due to the small size of the garden, aesthetics plays a large role in regard to what people plant in it. If you are conscious of interior or exterior design, especially in regard to what you are growing, you will want to use colors in your plants that match everything around it. The energy that a person gets from a plant may be energizing, or make them very complacent, depending upon the color of the plants that are cultivated. People that observe yellow or orange plants typically become more empowered and those that see peach or pink may feel calm and melancholy. The colors that you use may affect other people, including yourself so be careful when planting, especially if you know it will affect the moods of others.

Wherever you decide to put your container garden, consider the type of plants that you use before putting the seeds in the soil. With enough effort, you can even adjust the temperature and humidity to accommodate exotic plants from other parts of the world. Plus, there are many other benefits to container garden that you will discover as you try this out yourself.

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