Having an outside garden can be a little overwhelming and when we do not all have the room; this is where container gardening comes into play. With container gardening, you can begin with something as simple as a single potted plant. After you have realized how basic the idea is, you will be able to mingle different plants in the same pots. It will not take long and you will be looking for all the information available on container gardening.
As with any kind of garden, you have to make sure the plants in your container garden are getting enough water. You will need to add more water to a container garden, more so than you would a traditional garden outside. Any container garden that fails can usually attribute the death of the plants to a lack of water. Plants in a container are limited in that their roots can’t reach down and find water that’s beneath the surface. The plants, because they are in a container, rely upon you to give them adequate water. You also need to make sure that the moisture level of the soil is adequate and also take into account the type of plants that you have planted in your garden.
Temperature and Humidity
Regardless of how much less complicated it is to container garden than it is to plant and maintain outdoors; you will still be required to supply the necessary temperature and humidity conditions. You will be one step ahead of the game if you grow plants that can be found growing in your area already or at least will adapt to your environment. You may have a few issues with humidity or temperatures if you decide to grow desert plants; like cacti. On the other hand, plants that require a more moist environment, such as tropical or jungle plants may need some extra moisture, which can be supplied by spraying their leaves in addition to watering them frequently. It is not a good idea to intermingle plants that do not have well-matched growing requirements.
There are many ways that you can do container gardening – here are a couple of them. One way is to have a separate container or pot for each plant. Compatibility, by doing this, is no longer an issue. However, it can be nice to have large containers that have several types of plants, vegetables or flowers. The issue of compatibility returns to the picture if you use larger containers and multiple types of plants. You wouldn’t, for example, want to plant a cactus next to a plant that requires a great deal of water. If you have several plants sharing a container, you should also avoid plants that tend to spread and invade the space of its neighbors. A container garden, if you really want to start one, is a great way to enjoy herbs and veggies all year long. While you may want to start on a small scale, you’ll soon find that you can grow a wide variety of plants even in a limited space. The thing with container gardening is that almost everyone can do it and it is easy to manage.