4 Container Gardening Tips
Grow and maintain plants even if you don't have a garden
We've featured a couple of gardening hacks and small space gardening tips for condo dwellers. These ideas prove that you don't necessarily need a garden to be able to cultivate and take care of plants.
If you have a limited space, you can always try your hand at container gardening. It focuses on maintaining and growing plants in containers instead of planting them in the ground. A small balcony is an ideal place for your plants. You may even place them indoors—if your space allows.
Here are a few tips that you can consider if you're planning to start a container garden.
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Know your plants' needs
If you're ready to start a container garden, finalize the list of plants that you're planning to maintain. Do your research on how to take care of the said plants. You may also consider working with plants with the same needs to make it easier for you to care for them. If you're a first time gardener, choose easy-to-maintain plants first.
Choose the right container
Since the plants won't be placed in the soil, having the right container is of utmost importance. Terracotta pots are budget-friendly containers that ensure proper air ventilation while plastic ones can be brittle over time. Evaluate the different kinds and choose the one that can accommodate your plants. Consider making your own planters. Click here to learn more.
Create adequate drainage
While different plants need different amounts of water and sunlight, drainage is still an important for your container garden to thrive. Make sure you drill a hole at the bottom of your container so water can pass through and air can circulate. Doing this prevents the roots from rotting as well.
Choose the right location
After choosing the plant, the container, and making sure that it will thrive, you also need to choose the perfect spot where you can place your container garden. Plants like peace lilies and cacti do not require too much sunlight so you may place these plants indoors. If you're cultivating lavender and cilantro, it is essential that you put them in a space where there's adequate sunlight.
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