How to Get Started Container Gardening

If you don’t have a big yard, no problem! You can start container gardening, which doesn’t require plenty of space and set up for a regular garden.

If you don't have a big yard, no problem! You can start container gardening, which doesn't require plenty of space and set up for a regular garden.

Not everyone has access to a plantable land, so container gardening is a great way to enjoy fresh, healthy produce all summer long! Growing produce in pots is also perfect for cooler regions. It’s more manageable since there’s hardly any need to pull weeds and there’s no need to till the land. The only maintenance is regular watering and occasional repotting!

Not only does container gardening save space, but it also saves money as well. Something that is important with the cost of food forever increasing!

Start small

The first year I decided to try my hand at container gardening, I went a bit crazy. Rather than trying out a couple of different plants, I decided to try almost every plant that claimed to be especially for small spaces. As the summer went on, I lost my enthusiasm, and most of the plants ended up being neglected. I’ve since learned to assess where I’m at in life to determine just how much time I’ll have to maintain my garden, which helps me decide how many plants/seeds to buy.

Buy your seeds and plants

Container or urban gardening is becoming quite popular these days. It’s quite easy to find plant and seed varieties that are produced especially for growing in compact situations. In fact, I picked up a couple of different seeds that were from an “Urban Garden Collection” line of seeds by Thompson & Morgan.

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