Container Gardening

Last updated: September 3, 2018

What Does Container Gardening Mean?

Container gardening is the practice of growing plants in containers instead of planting them in the ground. Container gardening includes planting edible as well as non-edible plants. The container can be anything that is enclosed, small, and usually portable, such as a box, tub, basket, tin, hanging basket, or barrel. This type of gardening is highly suitable for people who want to try gardening but have limited space or limited time. It is also useful for gardeners who live in areas where the soil isn’t suitable for a particular plant.

Container gardening may also be known as pot gardening.


Maximum Yield Explains Container Gardening

Container gardening doesn’t necessarily have to be practiced only in an urban setting. It can be practiced anywhere and is especially beneficial for gardeners who are low on space.

This type of gardening reduces the risk of soil-borne diseases, virtually eliminates weed problems, and gives gardeners more control over moisture, temperature, and sunlight.

While the types of containers are vast, it is important to choose a pot that contains a loose potting material. The containers should offer proper drainage and aeration for roots to breathe to prevent root rot.



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