Container Gardening Guide

Container gardening guides are everywhere these days because even a small patio furniture box, porch or a wooden container can even boast a nice crop of organic vegetables and even a nice small flower container garden as well. There are wide ranges of different types of containers which can be used for container gardening, and Planter boxes, Hanging Basket, wooden buckets, and wooden barrels are some of them.

Even though container gardening requires professional approach, but still with some guidelines and basic tips you can also grow your own home herbs, vegetables or even flower container gardens as well. We have compiled some useful guidelines for container gardening, given below are some of them –

Well, if it is your first time with container gardening, then you should always avoid narrow opening container, and they always should have wide opening to let the plants grow freely and gain adequate amount of sunlight and water as well.

Usually Glazed ceramic pots are always perfect for container gardening with several drainage holes, and on the other side cheap plastic container pots and Terracotta made container pots may break down in UV sun rays.

Selecting wooden containers is always a wise alternative, and redwood is known to be rot resistant and they can be used without painting as well. One of the most important benefits of wooden containers is that they can be sized and shaped according to location interiors and ambiance.

Always go with containers which have the capacity of 20 to 130 quarts, because small containers and posts will always restrict the root access area and thus they tends to dry out very quickly.

If you live in a tropical atmosphere or hot climate then always use light colored wooden containers because they absorb less heat and keeps the entire container hydrated as well.

Always make sure that your container has adequate drainage, and in order to gain that there should be ½ inch holes.

You should always make sure that your container is located at a particular area which have adequate amount of sun light every day, in order to make sure proper growth of your plants.