You don’t need to have a wide backyard to place your garden. You can have the relaxing benefits of having a garden even if you live in an apartment or have a small yard. Container gardening gives you the chance of moving your plants around your house but still harvest bountiful vegetables. As a beginner,you should know some basic tips on how to get your container gardening started.
First and foremost, you should choose the appropriate plants that will suit your lifestyle and budget. Container gardening is affordable, but if you don’t have the right knowledge, then you will definitely spend more. If you are tight in budget, you can go to a second hand store to purchase affordable containers for your garden.
If you don’t have time to water your plants, then make sure to choose plants that don’t require much water. Before you place your plants, make sure that your container has drainage holes. Drainage holes are essential for the survival of your plants. These holes will drain the excess water which will prevent the soil from becoming wet and soggy, and eventually make your roots rot. If you think adding gravel or rocks at the bottom of the pot could reduce the drainage problems, then you are wrong. Nothing will prevent roots from rotting, only the drainage holes.
Let your plants get accustomed to the environment. Some plants easily swoon and die while others can take heavy beating. Let your plants adjust to sunlight, water and temperature. This will maximize the survival rate of your plants. This is very essential if your plants are very young or are recently purchased from a greenhouse or plant store.
For container gardening, you should know where to stop. If you placed many plants in just one container, then you just will increase the death rate of your plant. If you see your plants dying, then it is time to cut it back.
Make sure to pay attention to your plants in the container. If you see a plant dying, replace it with healthy one. If it suffers from a disease, then immediately quarantine your container.
Container gardening might not be for everyone but with the right knowledge and patience, you might find out that this type of gardening works for you. If your plants die, don’t lose hope, just remove it and replace it with a new one.