Whenever I visit a garden, I’m always drawn to artfully planted containers. It doesn’t matter whether they’re filled with flowers or vegetables, a pleasing combination really inspires me.
Creating your own garden masterpiece isn’t that difficult once you understand the basics of planting containers.
Water is the most important aspect of container gardening. Pots tend to dry out quickly so be sure to check the soil moisture often. Despite this, pots should have drainage holes so the soil doesn’t remain waterlogged. If you’ve found a pot that you cannot live without but it doesn’t have holes, there are two options: drill holes in the bottom or fill the bottom of the pot with gravel and put your plants into a smaller pot (with holes) that fits inside.
Another option is a self-watering container. They have a water reservoir below the planting section. The soil wicks up water from the reservoir, keeping the plants happy. This cuts down on the watering frequency.
After choosing a container, you’ll need some sterile potting mix. I never use garden soil since it can be difficult…