Indoor Container Gardening
A benefit of growing plants in small containers is that you can move them
around to suit your needs. If you rearrange your furniture and you think that it
would look nicer if it was in the other area, itís no trouble at all to move the
plant. As long as the lighting is about the same, your plant shouldnít mind the
transition at all. Another benefit of the containersí versatility is that you
can adapt it to simulate any environment depending on the type of soil you fill
it with and where you place it.
To make an aesthetically pleasing arrangement of containers and plants,
you can adjust the containers to be at different heights by hanging them from
the ceiling or placing them on supports. Hanging them will allow you to make the
most of the space you have. This is called ďvertical gardeningĒ where you
can make a very pleasing arrangement of plants while conserving valuable space.
One method of vertical gardening is the use of a wooden step ladder. You can
arrange all the plants on it in a beautiful, stylish cascade of color.
The maintenance of container plants takes slightly more time, since you
have to water more often and go around to each individual container. However,
the space required for container gardening is much less than that of an
actual garden, so the time spent on maintenance and watering is more balanced.
It's important that you donít over-water your container plants, as this
can be just as fatal to their health as under-watering.
When choosing containers for your plants, sometimes it's a good idea to buy them
all at once along with some extras in case they break or you add more plants
later. You donít want them to be all the same shape and size, but by staying
with the same style, the containers will compliment each other. Plastic
containers are the best and require the least amount of watering, but if you
want to stick with clay and earthen pots then you should line the inside
with plastic. This helps it retain water more as the clay will soak up water.
Another thing to consider when buying pots is that the size of the pot will
ultimately constrict the size of the plant. Make a careful choice of pots
according to what you wish to grow in each one. If you search on the internet
for the plant you chose, you should be able to find specifications as to how
much root space it should be given. This can even be an advantage for you if you
choose a plant that can grow very large. If you only have a limited amount of
space for it, you can constrict it by choosing a pot or container
that isnít large enough to support huge amounts of growth.