Container Gardening Guide

Many people would love to have a beautiful flower or plant garden but unfortunately, due to the amount of space available, they are not able to do pursue their dream.

Now for the good news. It is now possible to garden in even the tightest of spaces with container gardening. Container gardening is the newest innovation of limited space gardening. You can now plant your garden in even the smallest of available spaces and thus, continue a hobby you have always loved.


Container gardening can be done in apartments and other places where a back yard or outside space is not available. By using containers, you can choose a size that suits your needs and put them in either a window or on a balcony or porch. It is possible to grow flowers or vegetable with container gardening.

There are many different containers in all shapes and sizes that can be used for container gardening, such as baskets, pots, cans and planters. Virtually anything that can hold physical items can be used for container gardening. There are containers and planters that can be hung from porch railings and some that be used as window boxes. You are limited only by your imagination.

There are a few important things that you need to know. You can begin by using any kind of rust resistant container. Remember, it is what you place in it that counts. Lawn and garden stores recognize the requirements needed for this type of gardening and therefore, carry the items that you need. Ordinary soil is not recommended for container gardening, as it does not drain well and may not contain the soil nutrients you need.

Proper drainage is critical to every plant and container gardening is no exception. The containers should have holes in the bottom to allow for excess water to drain. Lightweight soil should be used and small pebbles or gravel should be placed on the bottom of the container. Lightweight soil can be found at any garden supply store and if not, it is very easy to make your own. By using even amounts of peat moss, vermiculite and triple mix, you will have perfectly balanced soil. Because the soil is so light, it is necessary to water it more often than in a conventional garden. It dries out twice as fast as ordinary soil, making its care much more time consuming.

Now it is possible for those who have a passion for gardening and have limited space to create beautiful, long lasting gardens.

Fiskars 24 Inch Terrabox Planter

This low cost planter is ideal for deck and patio plantings. Sturdy and lightweight thses resin planters Resin planters make a great alternative to heavier clay or ceramic pots. Constructed with all weather durability and made in the USA.

Terracotta Container Gardening System

The EarthBox® container gardening system was developed by commercial farmers, and has been proven both in the lab and on the farm. This maintenance free growing system controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork, and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden using less fertilizer, less water and requires very little effort.

Cedar Elevated Garden Bed

This elevated garden container is constructed from 100 percent Western Red Cedar and slides together in minutes without the use of tools. Handcrafted and made in the USA. deal for small patios, decks, condos, apartments, or anywhere you’d like to grow vegetables, herbs, or flowers.

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