Are you thinking about starting a flower or herb garden? Have you decided to make a pot or a container garden? Perhaps you’re a veteran gardener who wants to try something new. If you’ve decided to plant in a basket flower pot or container, here are some tips to help you get started with your new hobby. Container gardening can be an excellent hobby!
Pots have come a long way in recent years. They’re no longer just for show. They come with attractive lids and come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. Plus, they’re now much easier to take care of. Most flowerpots today come with a removable lid that locks in moisture so your plants don’t dry out. Many also come with attractive saucer tops that allow you to put water in the bottom of the pot as well as add whatever you’re growing.
One thing you should think about before you start container gardening is the weather. Even though most container gardening needs only partial sunlight, it’s important to pick a location that will get at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. If you’re planting in a container garden that gets more than its daily maximum of sunlight, move it to a location that gets less.
Another thing you want to consider is your plant type. If you want tall flowers in a container, make sure you plant them apart. Otherwise they will grow too high. If you have any kind of plant that prefers the shade, put them in the shade of a sturdy fence, or make a raised bed along a fence to provide them with some shade and protection from the sun.
Once you’ve decided what you want to grow, it’s time to choose the container that’s right for your needs. There are plenty to choose from. Many people use containers for herbs and vegetables. Others use pots to grow ornamental flowers. However, container gardening is not limited to just these plants.
For a small apartment or a balcony, a simple one-gallon water flower pot will be just fine. If you want to grow a plant that is not tall, such as a California poppy or lavender, a small Terra cotta pot will work. One of the nicest things about flower pots is you can repot without taking the plant down. Simply remove the pot, and fill with new soil. You can repot a plant that has grown too large for a small pot, by replacing the soil.
Flower pots come in all shapes and sizes. While choosing a pot is your first step, the pot you use is only one part of the process. Next you’ll have to decide how you are going to position the container, and how you’re going to water the plant. If you do not do these things correctly, the end result will be plants that don’t survive. Careful planning and following the proper steps, however, should result in a beautiful container garden.
If you are looking for a basket flower pot that will last through several years, then I recommend one made of wood. Since most baskets on the market today are typically plastic, they usually begin to rot after only a couple of years. A wooden pot will last much longer than a plastic one. Also, when choosing a pot, check out ones that offer drainage as well as those that are dishwasher safe. These types are usually cheaper as well.
One of the most important things to remember when choosing a pot or container for your flower garden is the size. Make sure you choose one that is larger than the flowers that you plan on planting. This way they have room to grow. If the flower pots you are considering are smaller than your flower bed area, don’t purchase them as you may find that they won’t support your plants’ needs.
When choosing a pot, you should take into consideration the size of the flower that you plan on putting inside it. You will want to leave at least one foot of space in-between each petal. This will allow the flower to easily flow with the air without getting caught up in the soil. Keep this in mind when shopping because different flower colors will require different amounts of space.
After your basket flower pot is purchased, follow the proper care instructions for the brand you purchased. Follow all of the care instructions exactly and you will be able to get the most out of your purchase. If you aren’t sure what you should be doing with your plants, hire a professional to do it for you. They will be able to give you the best advice for caring for your new flowerbed.