Best Gardening Tips and Tricks for Container Gardening

Best Gardening Tips and Tricks for Container Gardening



Friends, gardening are a great hobby to keep our surrounding environment clean and beautiful. If we generally told the meaning of gardening then we can say that gardening is an activity for growing and taking care of many plants in garden area.

Gardening may be define in many categories and container gardening is one of them which is generally doing by growing plants by using a container because there is limitation of space.

Why container gardening is more challenging than normal gardening?


Container gardening is more challenging than normal gardening because when we do container gardening means we are providing a contained environment to our plants for growing.

For an example if we are growing a plant direct on the ground then the plant can grow its root deeper and wider to get water and all required nutrients from soil. But in other hand when we grow a plant in a container then we are providing the plant’s root a limited space and limited soil to grow in a contained environment based on container size.
And here at the time of container gardening, the plant care is more important than normal gardening because if we will not taking care the plant properly then it may die due to lack of cares.

So in this article we are going to explain about some of the most important tips and advices for container gardening. Here we will explain some of the important points which can affect our plant’s growth like

Selecting the best plant for container gardening

Selecting the best pots for container gardening

Preparation the best soil for container gardening

Most effective way of maintain watering for container gardening

Fertilization habits for container gardening

And pest and disease control measures for container gardening

So let’s start with our first point

Selecting the best plant for container gardening


This is first step to start container gardening. Container gardening starts with selection of plant that we want to grow in a container. And if we focus in plants then we found that each types of plants growth affected by the local area environment.
Means the Environmental factor always affect the plant growth so before we are planning to grow any plant we must understand the environmental requirement of that particular plant. It is important to understand that how these environment factors affect plant growth and its development.
And this environment factor may include:
Sun Light requirement
Temperature or season
Water Requirement
Humidity requirement etc…..
So as a first step we should always take a study of all above requirements when we are selecting a plant for container gardening and after a quick study we should always select a plant that can be most suitable for growing in a container.

Selecting the best pots for container gardening


This is the second step of container gardening. After selecting a suitable plant we should always select a best container that can provide a suitable environment to a particular plant that we are planning to grow in a container.
Always remember that each plant have their unique level of growth like some plants required more wider and deeper space to grow well and some plants can grow in a small space too.
So we must consider this point before selecting a container or pot for any plant because the container size is matters. If we choose a small container then may be our plant’s roots can cover it soon and become root bound and the soil not hold enough moisture.
And in other hand if we select a big size container as compare to plant size then plants will lost all of their energy on Root development and not get enough growth.

And After considering the container size we should check that the container should always have sufficient and proper size drainage hole at the bottom of it. Always remember that if we use a container without having drainage holes than the excess water will not drain out from it and root rotting problem will start that can easily damage our plants. So if the drainage holes are not available then we can make it also.

Preparation the best soil for container gardening


Perfect soil preparation is the third step of container gardening. For container gardening the soil works like a heart. So we should always select or prepare the soil mixer that should have these two qualities:-

    First, the soil should have the capacity to drain water quickly. Means at the time of
    Watering the water should not accumulate inside the soil for more time.
    Always remember that if soil will not drain water quickly then our plants root will start
    damage by root rot problem and other fungus disease.

  Second, the soil should have capacity to hold the moisture for a long time so that it will not require to do watering frequent.
     Always remember that if moisture will not retain by soil then our plant will not survive for a long time as it need to required more frequent watering that we cannot manage while doing container gardening

So at the time of soil selection or preparation, we must remind above two points so that our plant can grow well.
Also at the time of soil preparation, we must add some fertilizer or compost so that the plant can get all required nutrient at the time of initial growth.

Most effective way of maintain watering for container gardening


Water is the most important part for growing any plant. Water helps a plant to transport required nutrient from soil to plant cells.
So we should always give optimum water to our plants carefully so that it can maintain its growth properly. We should always water in the evening or early in the morning and make sure that water is reaching to the roots.

Fertilization habits for container gardening


Soil is the major source of providing nutrients needed by plants for its proper growth. And when we do container gardening then it is necessary to add all required plant nutrient regularly in container soil because the plant consume it regularly and some amount is also leach out from containers when water drain out from drainage holes
So we should continue adding organic compost, organic fertilizers, vermicompost and
other fertilizers that are required for maintain the plant growth.
Fertilization frequency may be once/week, once/15 days and in some cases it may be once/month also

Pest and disease control measures for container gardening


There are many harmful insects that can easily destroy our plants by eating its leaves, fruit, flowers, stems and turn our beautiful gardening experience into a living nightmare.
So it is necessary for us to control these harmful insects by using appropriate organic pest controller in a particular time frame. We can use them once/15 days for taking a preventive action as we all know that prevention activities are better than cure.
So friends, these were some important and top gardening tips which we should follow for starting container gardening. Gardening is a great experience and we all should participate for maintain the surrounding environment.  If you have any idea and query then you can write us in comment box and we will try to answer you within 24 hours.
Thank you
Team
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Best Gardening Tips and Tricks for Container Gardening Best Gardening Tips and Tricks for Container Gardening Reviewed by Mr. Ashok Sanodiya on September 16, 2019 Rating: 5

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