Container Gardening

A growing revolution

If you don't have the space or inclination for a patio garden, getting out there to garden can be frustrating. Luckily, container gardening, one of the most popular trends in today's gardening market, opens up the door to allow you to garden without the hassle of preparing the soil, planting a number of plants and dragging the hose around to water each and every one of them.

Container gardening is by no means new - remember the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? But it's a popular trend that's being picked up by people who don't have space for a soil garden or can't get around like they used to.

Now, almost anyone can have a small window box of herbs or a hanging basket of annuals by the window. It's as easy as buying a pot, filling it with soil and planting your favorite flowers. As well, you can plant a bunch of garden seeds in a seed planter, which is an inexpensive way to grow a whole garden of flowers.

In this section, you can learn all the steps of container gardening, from choosing the right pot to what sorts of plants will do well in containers. As well, you can learn about how to prepare a delicious herb garden or how to keep your bulbs happy and healthy. If you're confused about when to take your houseplants outside, you can learn how to do it with ease. Container gardening is a snap when you know what you're doing.

If you're a container gardening beginner, you can follow several container gardening recipes to learn what looks best together, how to complement your outdoor decor and how to create a mood and theme with your containers. Different plants will grow at different times, and if you don't want to have to keep buying plants every year, you can plant perennials. If you want to change your containers, annuals might be more your speed.

Don't forget to carefully maintain your containers through thorough watering, fertilization and weeding. If you're growing a vegetable garden, it's especially important to check for any plant diseases or insects that could ruin your crop. If you notice insects, don't be hasty in killing them off with insecticide (you have to kill them before they eat your veggies!). All in all, however, container gardening is actually easier and more controlled than regular gardening, since you're working on a much smaller scale.

It's time to get out in the garden - now there's no way you can miss out on the enjoyment of growing!

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