Due to rapid urbanization, spaces for gardening have been sacrificed. For gardening aficionados, limited space is not a problem. Gone are the days when gardening is only for landowners. Anyone can still have his dream garden even if he does not own large size of lots.
If you are resourceful and creative, you can use available spaces in your house such as patio, balcony, deck, or sunny window. You can do container gardening and grow several types of plants.
As the name implies, container gardening is growing plants in a container. This type of gardening is very easy to maintain and does not require regular mowing. With this type of plant growing, you can grow annuals, perennials, and small trees. You can also raise vegetables in a container.
Just like any other type of gardening, this also requires planning. First, you have to identify the variety of plants suited in your area and the amount of sunlight your house is receiving. Then you can choose the variety of plant you can grow.
It is recommended that you buy grown up plants at the nearest nursery in your local area. If you prefer to buy seedlings, you should have the proper conditions in your house for growing them. Never keep plants that are still tender outside if the temperature is below 45oF or in strong winds. You should not also let the plants exposed to frosts.
You should not worry about spending a lot of money in container gardening as it only requires a little budget when starting. In the long run, you will find it satisfying and rewarding. It has also a low maintenance as it requires little fertilizer and water depending on the needs of specific variety of plants. You can also use for planting any container with holes where water can drain out.
As mentioned earlier, you can also grow varieties of vegetables in this type of planting. If you can only provide the right amount of water and sunlight to your vegetable plants, you can get good harvests for your salad and for cooking.
You can make sure that the vegetables grown in your container garden and nurtured by your loving hands are fresher, healthier and sweeter compared to those being bought at the market.
If you do not have balcony or patio, you can still use your window plant boxes and do a modern type of container gardening. You do not need to discontinue gardening when frosts occur. You may grow plants that can withstand frost such as Mexican feather grass, Eulalia grasses, Lavender cottons, Cornflowers, Million bells, Jasmine, and many others.
If your plants cannot survive in other climate conditions, you can always replant to extend the life of your garden. You can always ask for advice from experienced gardeners as to what plant variety you can grow in your area. You can also go online and get ideas for container gardening. The Internet offers a wide range of information such as choosing for pots, tips on growing roses, succulents and other plants in containers.