The container gardening idea is for those of us who do not possess the area and the time to designate to a customary garden. When you begin this project, your first container is most likely going to be a simple flower in a pot, possibly. Once you have a basic understanding, you will be able to experiment and put more than one plant in a container. Once you get your hands dirty, you will want to find out all about container gardening.


The first thing we would like to address is how soil can be a positive or negative component of your garden depending upon its quality. The first step you should take is finding prepared soil of high quality before planting anything in your container garden. By taking a trip to the local nursery, they can sell you a quality potting mix that can be added to your container garden prior to planting. If you are a novice, you might want to ask them what pH levels, as well as nutrients, are in the soil before you buy it for your garden. If you are a novice, or an expert gardener, always ask the advice of the person at the nursery as to what seems to work best for them.


For sure, a container garden is not as arduous a task as your traditional outside garden, but it does have separate issues that you will need to attend to like controlling temperature and humidity requirements. You would be wise to select plants that are either known for successful growth in your area or ones that will easily become accustomed to your conditions. Plants like cacti; may require extra attention to the humidity and temperature requirements. On the other hand, plants that require a more moist environment, such as tropical or jungle plants may need some extra moisture, which can be supplied by spraying their leaves in addition to watering them frequently. It is not a good idea to intermingle plants that do not have well-matched growing requirements.

Location and Lighting

One aspect you will need to pay close attention to is providing adequate lighting for your container garden; regardless of the location. Preferably, your garden needs natural sunlight throughout the day. When you are not able to give your plants the necessary light via the sun; it will be necessary to provide it in some other way. One solution would be to get grow lamps, which provide plants with a similar type of heat that the sun provides. These are great when your containers are inside, without the benefit of natural sunlight. When you are not equipped with the grow lights; you can use a 150 watt light bulb to keep the area somewhat warmer for your plants.

You can create any type of container garden you want, provided that you’re choosing plants that can flourish in your environment. Planting inside gives you the ability to get exotic plants; all you have to do is adjust the temperature settings for the inside of your house so that they can grow effectively. The benefits of doing container gardening are too numerous to list in this article, yet you will find most of them by doing this type of gardening yourself.