If you are new to container gardening, the idea of a twelve cm high plant pot may seem too large. It’s true that standard pots of this size are difficult to find. However, it is possible to grow beautiful and healthy plants in containers that are as wide, or even wider, than those in the traditional pot.
The first consideration is the type of container you choose. A popular choice for container gardeners is the fish tank or tub. These pots can be made with durable plastics and sturdy metal, and they usually have drainage holes in the bottom. They are a good choice for people who live in climates that do not freeze, and for people who do not mind living with the water dripping from their pots onto the floor.
Watering is another concern. In container gardening, it is easy to mist plants so that watering will be less problematic. However, keep in mind that some plants like to soak up as much water as possible. Damp roots cannot take in as much water as dry, but it is also important to make sure your container has adequate drainage holes. If your pot does not have drainage holes, you could end up with a lot of standing water if the plants start to get too wet.
When pot gardening, it is important to choose pots that have plenty of drainage holes. This helps keep the soil moist enough, but it also allows air to circulate underneath the roots. Both of these are important for healthy plants. Containers need to stay oxygenated, but plants like to have some air circulating as well.
Plants that are planted too close together in a container garden can become subject to fungal and bacterial attacks. Moist climates are especially susceptible. Keep an eye on weather conditions at the time of planting so that you can properly prepare your plants for whatever season it may be. Choose a pot that is large enough for your container garden so that your plants will have room to grow. If you have a container garden that covers a substantial portion of your patio or deck area, it would be best to place a larger pot on each corner. A nice idea for an outdoor container garden is to put an old trash can lid on the container so that your container garden does not get smelly.
It is best to use a good quality potting medium when potting plants from seed. Pots that contain wood shavings or sawdust will clog soil. Heavy clay or plastic potting materials will also clog soil very quickly. Heavy clay or plastic potting materials will break down over time and your container garden will lose nutrients as a result.
It is recommended that you only use oxygenate potting medium when you are planning on potting tropical or flowering plants that are not hardy in heavy soil. If you have any questions regarding what is the best type of potting medium to use on what plant you want to grow, then you should consult a professional at your local nursery or garden center. They will be able to help you choose the right type of container. Remember, you want your container garden to thrive. So be sure to find the right potting medium.
A great place to buy container garden supplies in bulk is online. You can browse online gardens, home improvement stores, and nursery websites for the best containers, pots, and accessories. There are many online nursery companies that specialize in container gardening supplies. The containers that they carry may include special plant pots for tropical plants, flower pots, decorative planters, and other accessories.