A little over a year ago I made a resolution to try out more container gardening. And I made good on this resolution. Proof: see photo above.
It was an eye-opening year for sure. Filled with surprises and failures. While container gardening for one year has not made me an expert by any means, I did learn a few things that I thought I would share in this container gardening series.
Just do a quick search on Pinterest for container gardening and you will find lots of ideas on containers you can plant your plants in. Tires, paint cans, plastic storage bins, old crates…the list goes on. I stuck with the more traditional route and planted in terracotta, ceramic, and plastic pots.
No matter what type of pot you are using, you need to find one that has at least one drainage hole. Drainage and a consistent watering schedule is key to keeping plants happy and healthy.
Here are my thoughts about the different types of pots I’ve used.
I have actually had great results with both types of pots, and will keep using each for years to come. This year I am experimenting with growing in a hanging basket with a coco liner and look forward to seeing how it does.
What kind of containers do you like to grow in?
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