If you are an amateur gardener, then you would have a difficult time deciding on the right pots for container gardening. There are so many different types of pots out there. You can get really big heavy ones for commercial purposes that will require professional plumbing to get water from the tap. Or you could buy a small one and plant all your plants in it. But in general, the smaller pots are easier to plant in and require less maintenance. The following tips might help you decide which pet is best for your needs and which type of plant pots are suitable for container gardening.
50cm pots are used for most small houseplants and ornamentals. Most houseplants need protection against the sun so strong glass or acrylic container is not a good idea. If you have such a plant, then consider getting a pot that offers protection or use a glass or acrylic container instead. It’s only when you have a flowering plant that you may consider using plastic pots since they are lighter and won’t crack easily.
A good tip is to think about what you are going to plant in your container. If you want to grow herbs then you may want to go for a larger container. So, you need a bigger container gardening pot. However, if you are going to grow vegetables, then you can consider getting a smaller pot. This is because most plants like having room to grow and hence don’t like cramped conditions.
Before you actually get started with container gardening, decide what you are going to plant and buy a pot that best suits the needs of your plants. For instance, if you want to grow tropical plants, then a bigger pot is ideal. You can always plant small saplings first and then try to fit more in later. Remember to choose a pot that is the right size for your plant.
When choosing a container, choose one that has a good drainage system. This is important especially if you are growing exotic plants. Find a pot that has a good drainage system so that water does not stagnate. If water starts to turn stagnant then this means that the roots of the plant are getting damaged. To combat this, water seeps in through tiny holes.
When choosing a container for container gardening, consider what you are going to plant. If you want to grow tropical plants then choose a bigger container. A big container allows you to spread out more plants. If you want to grow herbs then opt for smaller pots.
The quality of the soil is a very important factor to consider. Most container gardens are grown in soil that is rich with nutrients. It is therefore important that you buy a good quality potting soil so that you do not end up feeding your plants with junk food. Your container garden will look great but it will be so hard to care for if the soil is so poor.
Once you have chosen a container gardening set up, check regularly to see if the plant is growing well. Make sure that you prune the plants if they are not growing too well. This will keep them from getting stressed out and will help them grow healthily. You should also check to see if you have any insects or pests inside or outside your home. You should immediately call a pest control service if there are signs of pests in your house.
Your container gardening plants should be given ample time to develop roots. If they are crowded into a small pot, they could take a long time to develop roots. When you are choosing a pot, you should ensure that it is large enough to give your plants room to grow.
Do not choose a plant just because it looks good. The size of the container and the type of plant that you are growing plays a vital role in how you take care of it. The container and the plant’s needs should be checked often. You should check water requirements, sunlight requirements, soil fertility and the root growth rate of the plant.
It is important to buy plants that do not require a lot of watering. Some plants will grow better if you give them a partial shade during hot periods. Choose plants that can survive both hot and cold weather. This will ensure that your container garden will stay healthy all throughout the year.