Container Gardening - Top Tips for Success
Now if you are deciding to grab some pots and selecting some seeds and plants and soil, it is also important that you know some dos and don’ts, which can help you enjoy your experience in container gardening. Others have made the mistakes; you cannot afford to repeat them. Others have paved the way to your success; learn from them.
Water is good for plants; that’s a fact. Water is good for you too; in fact, it is a necessity. If you over-water your plants, their green leaves may fade to yellow, and your plant turn weak. Before this could even happen, pay attention to your soil; it may be too wet. In this case, adjust to soil water content by transferring the container to a spot where the soil can dry a bit, just enough not to completely dry them out.
Know how much you should water. Different plants have relatively different needs. When choosing your plants, know how much watering they need, as not only do you want to keep them from drowning, you also want them to avoid them getting dehydrated. In order for you to know that you are watering enough, make sure you see the water above the surface of the soil, and not merely allowing the water to just wet the leaves at and the soil topmost layer.
Keep your garden disease-free. When buying plants, stay away from those that need resuscitation. Choose the healthy ones. When some parts of your plant fall off, make sure to take them out if it does not qualify as compost. It may infect the entire plant/plants in case you mistakenly commit this.
Also, keep your plants away from weeds, pests and animals. Although you grow your plants in containers, there are still chances for your plants to experience this, so just in case you see some little crawling beings, simply yank it off to keep your garden clean and nice.
Buy for an automatic drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation is said to be the most effective method of irrigating, much more than sprinklers. This drip system is said to be very convenient because it not only wastes much less water, it is also said to be easy to install, and able to reduce disease and plants brought.
Use a self-watering containers: The second option to solve your problem in case you cannot be home to water your plants is the use of self-watering containers. Self-watering or sub-irrigation is said to be a method of irrigating your plants in which the water is accessed from the bottom, allowing the water to soak upwards towards the plant through what referred to as called capillary action.
These solutions, especially the second one, are feasible approaches, but in case they seem to be too expensive for you, you can always choose plants that do not need as much water to survive. It’s your choice.
Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening
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