Many of us enjoy gardening, the beauty of having our own fruits and veggies ready to eat and enjoying many of the health benefits that they provide and having the peace of mind that it has been grown without any pesticides or any chemicals. When the thought of gardening comes to mind, we mostly think of having a garden in a large amount of space but this is not a luxury for most of us. What does one do when they want to have a garden but don’t have the space for one? Either living in a small house or in an apartment building with only a balcony. This article will help list a few ways that we can enjoy gardening by taking up the beautiful art of container gardening. By using the available space that is available in the house, the balcony, deck, patio or even the sunny windowsill. By creating our own container or by purchasing a container in any home improvement stores in the gardening section this will all be a reality.
Before in the past, when one thought of the true definition of gardening without having a backyard and plenty of area of soil it wouldn’t be possible to grow flowers, veggies and small trees. But with container gardening all of this can be achieved easily and requires planning and water of the plants just as that of a traditional landscape garden. In the planning stage, finding out which plants can thrive in the USDA(United States Department of Agriculture) zone you belong to. This will help identify the variety of plants that are ideal for the zone based on given sunlight and the weather.
A tip that I always advice everyone is to only purchase plants from the best nurseries as this will allow any questions to be asked to experts any questions on which plants and seeds will be ideal for the given conditions of temperature and location. New plants should be taken care of when they have just been planted as frost and cold temperatures will be extreme for the plant and the plant might not be able to survive these conditions. Keeping plants in indirect sunlight, watering them when needed and given them plant vitamin to ensure that the soil is fertile is important as this will produce a healthy plant.
Many are under a false sense of notion that plants that are grown in a traditional garden can’t be grown in a container, this is actually false. With similar conditions and tender love and care it is possible for the same plant to grow healthily and provide fruit or veggies. The positive of having a container garden is that it requires very little funds in order to start and is usually low maintenance perfect for anyone that has very little space in their households and is on a strict budget but want the beauty of having a garden. By providing fertilized soil, watering the plant according to its need and sunlight a plant can grow similarly as it would in a traditional garden.
There are many benefits to having a garden as we know the fruits and veggies that are given can be used in foods and the health benefits of these fresh organic produce are many. This article helped list a few ways that one can have the beauty of a traditional landscape garden in their container garden project. By planting seeds or plants that are ideal for the weather and conditions is going to make or break success and experimenting different sunlight temperatures and location of the container will also produce satisfying results. Researching and keeping in mind what type of plants, flowers, fruits or veggies we want to grow is important and speaking to a professional or getting tips and ideas from another person that has a container garden will be helpful. By taking full advantage of what a container garden offers, we can have healthy, abundant plants without sacrificing the space that we may or may not be able to provide.