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19. Container Gardening – Is it right for you?
I like to walk to the woods, but not to go to far in to the woods in fear of it being Moose season, but I like to surround my self and my yard with the beauty of flowers and plants where ever I can. So, in areas of my yard where I haven’t created a flower or vegetable garden, or on porches or even along side the cabin where I have bare spots – I like to use container plants to create both great scenery and new treasure spaces. Here are a bit of tips that I have compiled about container gardens so that you too can have a bit of a garden in every empty space that you want to fill!
One of the first things you should know about container gardening is that, anything you can plant in the ground in your garden, you can plant in a container to be placed anywhere in your lawn, on a porch or just to fill in a space!
To get the most from your container garden, choose plants, flowers, vegetables, trees etc, that you know will fit the sun or shade requirements for where you are going to place this container. Containers have many names such as buckets, barrels, ceramics, terra cota planters, planters – and all of these containers come in a variety of sizes, colors and materials that they are made from. The ceramic and breakable containers can be taken into the greenhouse over the winter months so you don’t have to worry about the ice and cold causing them to break. When you take the containers into the greenhouse over the cold months you are also extending the life of your garden for weeks or months to come!
If you have poor soil or soil diseases in your lawn you can use container gardens to brighten up your lawn and living space while your continue to work on your soil for a larger outdoor garden.
How to choose a container that is right for your miniature garden? Choose a container that fits how big this plant, flower or bush will get. No matter what type of container you are thinking about buying to start your container garden, you should make sure there is a hole in the bottom of the container for your soil to drain properly and for your plants to thrive with the correct amount of moisture. You might not want to use a metal container for your container garden because they can rust. If you find a metal container that you just have to use, or that you think would be the center of your container garden that is metal, you should be painting it with an oil based rust proof paint to prolong the use of this metal container.
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