Gardening is a joy for many people and a very creative, as well as satisfying hobby. Space can be a constraint for many people and can make traditional gardening next to impossible. However, container gardening can come to your rescue. There are many container gardening eBooks, which can teach you how to build a beautiful container garden in your home. In fact, any small space, be it a patio or a porch, can be turned into a container garden.
Plant List for Container Gardening
There are many plants that can be grown in a container garden. The plant list for container gardening includes the following; Geraniums, Marigolds, Pansies, Petunias, Zinnias, Snap dragons and vegetables such as Watermelons, Cherry Tomatoes, Egg Plant and more. Almost all flowers and vegetables can be planted in a container garden. You can make containers out of wooden boxes, plastic containers, or old bottles that have wide mouths. You can get as creative as possible with container gardens. There are many container gardening eBooks, which list many more plants that can be grown in containers.
Container Gardening Color Themes
You can also have particular container gardening color themes. Most container gardening eBooks state that the color themes should complement the color themes in the house as well as those in the patio and outdoor fixtures such as the fence and the chairs, which are kept. It’s also important to have foliage, as this will make the flower arrangements stand out. There are a variety of containers that can liven up the space such as terracotta and clay containers, ceramic and cement containers, etc.
Container gardening can be done almost anywhere and is most suited for small spaces such as small apartment blocks, condos, rooftop gardening, areas having bad or poor ground soil, etc. It’s a great way to relax and beginners, as well as advanced; gardeners can have fun with it. When planting a container garden, it’s important to note the weather conditions in your area year around, especially if you intend to keep your plants primarily outdoors. The amount of sunlight that the space gets (intended for container gardening) during the day, as well as heat and frost conditions are important.
Use Vertical Spaces
A container gardener can either go in for the perennial plants or seasonal plants. The choices are immense. Use the vertical areas of your growing space by hanging baskets and using poles for the shrubs and creepers to grow on them. Use the window sills to hang a basket full of different flowers or herbs. The herbs will provide fresh ingredients to your kitchen and an aroma that’s beautiful. Also, by planting the same flowers in different containers of various sizes and shapes, you can make your house dazzle.
Make certain that your containers have the appropriate soil, have adequate (enough) soil and are sheltered from harsh heat and cold conditions. Regular weeding and pest control must be done as required.
Container Gardening Systems
These are important for your container gardens. Since there is more evaporation from the containers, they'll require more moisture in the soil. Frequent watering is a must and the drainage of water should be good or else there might be water logging which is harmful for the plants.
Container gardening is great for growing many vegetables such as green beans, tomatoes, summer squash, cucumber and many herbs such as coriander, rosemary, basil, thyme, nutmeg and more. Container gardening green beans is not very difficult either. Green beans can’t stand the cold, therefore they should be planted as seedlings only after the frost has completely gone away in the month of April. They can be harvested within a period of 45-65 days. You can use a grow pole for hanging the pole variety of green beans or you can plant them as the bush variety. They are very prolific and can be planted and harvested in a continuous cycle.