Posted by Green Thumb Gardener | Posted in Autumn Garden, Container Gardening, Gardening for Fun, Green Thumb Gardening | Posted on 16-07-2010
If you happen to be a garden lover and have hardly any space for the gardening appetite, you need not worry as gardening is definitely within your reach. Within the available area of the house; be it a balcony, a patio, deck, or some sunny window, you could create the container gardening, which would not just bring in joy but the vegetables too. You may very well be ready to start the container gardening all by yourself.
During the past, gardening was an exclusive realm of landowners. These days even the flat dwellers may grow their dream garden without having much fuss. A dream could be fulfilled by the container gardening, which would mean gardening in some special container. The art of container gardening would give great delights of the landscape without any weekly mowing. In containers, you could raise few perennials, annuals, or even shrubs and some small trees.
Do not think that the container gardening could be achieved quite easily. Container gardening too requires good planning similar to that of the traditional gardening type. The planning would consist of finding the USDA zone which would help to identify suitable plant variety in your zone, right amount of daylight one is receiving in the apartment, and then choose the beloved plant variety.
Buying the plants is always advisable from the nearest nursery until you have the right conditions for going about the indoor seedlings. One should not keep tender plants of the container gardening outside, i.e., below 45° F temperature or in the soaring winds. Furthermore, one must not leave the new plants all through the night outside, as it might get frost out.
There are false notions that every plant which grows in the ground would not grow in container gardening. It is never so. When you have such doubts, it is highly recommended to experiment on the same. Furthermore, any container with few holes for the drainage could be used for the container gardening.
The field of container gardening would need little budget during the initial stages. But this would be like having low maintenance and good satisfaction. This kind of gardening would require less fertilizer and water as per the specific plant requirements.
There are several pot growing varieties of vegetable similar to the container gardening. In such kinds, the vegetable plant would need only good sunlight and water. When these things are provided, it would easily help in getting good vegetables for the ratatouille and salads. You could get better satisfaction as you serve these varieties nurtured with your own hands to all your beloved pals.
Do not ever despair if you are not having a balcony or deck? You could get a nod from the landlord for the window boxes for modern container gardening. One may make it highly possible about growing several bloomy annuals all year-round with indoor vegetables in the sunny window. Besides, there is yet another type of a garden called as the community gardens, which would satisfy all city dwellers.
There would be no need for ending the container gardening as you enter autumn. You could continue with your container gardening as you must select the plants which withholds the frost. Common plant varieties which stands up to the frost are Mexican feather grass, Eulalie grasses, Cornflowers, Lavender cottons, Stonecrops, Jasmine, Million bells, etc.,
For extending the life of the garden from an early spring to fall, one could replant matching the conditions. One may even contact some of America’s finest gardeners through the internet for better designs in case of your container gardening. These gardeners offer suggestions like caring and choosing the pots, the growing tips for the roses, succulents, and the bulbs, in containers.