Pot Gardening can be done in the smallest spaces, on balconies, patios or roof top gardens. A huge variety of annual plants will give great color to your container garden. Or you could be growing vegetables in containers.. Lettuce, scallions, strawberries or salad leaves can easily in window boxes and gardening pots.
Or what about a container herb garden?
...and I never have enough space in my garden so I often resort to using pots: in my case, all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes!
Pots, boxes, crates, ceramic bowls, buckets, gourds, tufa rock, tins, old watering cans, wheelbarrows, vases and even an old boot!
Some containers are better than others of course, especially those that allow for water to run through, but gardens can be grown in the most amazing vessels. And there is a vast variety of gardening pots on the market: clay flower pots, plastic flower pots or the old-fashioned but always good looking terra cotta flower pot.
A great new addition to pot gardening is the self watering container. These gardening pots have a water reservoir at the bottom which makes them very useful in hot climates or if you are not able to water regularly. A self watering container can make your life a lot easier!
From miniature cactus gardens in a teacup to an acre of cucumbers in raised boxes...or as I saw on Television the other day, 27 old bath-tubs. (I think it was in Newfoundland, Canada!) There are container gardening ideas to suit every situation!
However you are planning to work your gardening magic, and with whatever container you have chosen, I am sure we can help.
We try to gather as much information as we can, written by writers who know what they are talking about. Sort of a select library of 'how-to' advice... and the library grows on a daily basis.
Why not start with this short video with tips on using a Terra Cotta Flower Pot plus a couple of extra gardening tips thrown in...runs for 3.16 mins and sound should be on --->
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