If you live in a small space but still want to garden, check out these container gardening tips for small spacing. These gardening tips will have you growing your own food in no time.
If you only have a small space to work with, container gardening can be the perfect option. However, you do need to take a few things into account to help ensure that you create a garden that thrives. Let’s look at some container gardening tips for small spaces.
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Simple container gardening tips
Choose the Right Plants
You need to consider the area where you will be placing your container garden. The amount of sunlight it gets will greatly affect the plants you choose. You want to choose plants that will thrive in that area. Don’t just purchase plants and hope they do well because they won’t.
Pick and Choose
Because you’ll be working in a small area, you need to consider which plants will be best for your needs in your container garden. Do you want to grow a garden to provide you with food or do you want pretty flowers to look at? If you’re going with food, which foods do you eat most? Don’t waste the space with things that you don’t like as well as others. If you love tomatoes and they will do well plant tomatoes.
Use the Right Soil
You want to fill your containers with potting soil that has been mixed with fertilizer. You can purchase soil that is already mixed or buy potting soil and fertilizer separately to mix yourself. Do yourself a favor and choose organic potting soil and fertilizer. You want the best for your plants.
My favorite garden soil mix is equal parts peat moss, compost, and vermiculite. I then will add the correct fertilizer to the filled container for the container garden.
Create Tiered Shelving for Easy Access
To make container gardening easier, and to give yourself more space, consider building tiered shelving. This allows you to more easily access plants to prune and water as needed. Your garden will also look better.
I love mine! You can check out the 3 tiered cedar planter here.
Be Careful When Watering Your Container Garden
Last, but not least, be careful when watering. If your pots have large drainage holes, consider adding coffee filters to the bottom. The coffee filters will absorb the water and help keep your potting soil moist. You can also fill a wine bottle with water and turn it upside down, placing it into the soil. The bottle will keep the soil moist but not overwater your plants. If possible, use a watering wand so that you don’t drench your plants. If your plants start to turn yellow, you’re overwatering.
Container gardening can give you the ability to enjoy fresh produce even though your outdoor area is tiny. With the right plants, good soil, and proper watering, you can ensure that your container garden thrives.