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We've put together a fun post on easy Container Gardening Ideas for you to check out. Container gardening can be a great way to garden if you have limited space for a garden. Growing plants in containers also offer the ability to move plants around. And the unique thing about gardening in pots is that they provide beautiful scenery to look at.
Container Gardening Ideas
People can make really beautiful arrangements in container gardening, and there are so many ways to make this activity your own as well. It's also a great way to get the kids involved with gardening. They can plant their own plants in pots they decorate. Not only are they having fun but they are learning a valuable life skill as well. All while playing in the dirt!
If you are thinking about doing gardening in a different way this year, we have another post that you might want to bookmark for further inspiration. If you love herbs then our post on Growing Herbs Indoors, is one that might interest you.
We've put together some tips for you to consider if you are starting the journey into gardening into containers.
Mix Similar Plants
A great container gardening idea to keep your container garden simple, beautiful, and even useful is to keep some similar plants in the container.
You could have an arrangement of herbs, fragrant flowers, succulents, and other types of plants all in one container. This can be great for those that love cooking, because you could include cooking herbs all in one little container.
Can you imagine that wonderful aroma from all of those hanging herbs in planters when a light breeze picks up on your deck? I think that would be simply wonderful!
Most of the ideas for container gardening can agree on one thing, color is a great addition and feature part of your project.
Find foliage that looks different or more colorful, choose flowers that have unique colorations, or some other way of bringing some brightness and individuality to your little container garden.
Get Creative With Vessels
You don't have to have the perfect place or container for your little garden. You can get super creative with the colors, sizes, placements, and even material of your container.
This can also mean adding your own paint to your plant pot, getting crafty with household items to make one, and more. There are so many container gardening ideas that just focus on the container itself.
I think one of the most unique ideas for gardening vessels are the display racks. There are so many unique combinations. Some even have an upper pole for hanging plants on. These racks are also a great idea as they also have a shelf that will work as your work area.
Another addition to these ideas for container gardening includes grouping, or how you group together different plants or planters when you're making container gardens.
You can group together multiple container gardens in a display to make them appear more vibrant and like a small garden. You can also group together similar colors or plants within your container.
What Vegetables Grow Well Together in Containers?
There are many plants that work well together when they are planted near each other. These are called companion plants. These types of plants are plants such as beans, carrots, and squash or tomatoes, basil, and onions.
What Plants Don't Work Well Planted Together?
Peas and onions do not play nice when planted near each other. Two other vegetables that shouldn't be planted near each other are potatoes and tomatoes. One that I have always thought was odd was that even though tomatoes and cucumbers go great together in a salad, you can't plant cucumbers and tomatoes close to each other.
How to do Vegetable Gardening in Hanging Baskets
Strawberries and peas are two different plants that work great in hanging baskets. Imagine walking out to your patio and picking a fresh berry from a planter and then picking off fresh peas that are ready to harvest for your side dish for dinner.
You can easily plant vegetable plants in hanging baskets. Any of the plants that normally vine out will work nicely in a hanging basket.
Something you can also do when grouping plants or flowers together is to use different size planters as well as different colors. You can really create a lot of visually pleasing areas in small areas.
Add Hanging Plants
A great addition to any container garden is a plant that will hang or creep down from the container. It can be used to cover up blemishes on your container or to add an interesting or elegant feel to your container garden.
This can also improve the amount of space your container garden appears to take up in its placement, which can be helpful for small containers.
Hopefully, these container gardening ideas can give you some inspiration for your next or first project with this form of plant keeping. Just like with other hobbies, container gardening has so many ways to make it unique to your home, style, plant tastes, container type, and more.
These ideas for container gardening can at least start you in the direction of finding some good ways to start off or things to consider when you create your own project.
Why Should You Grow Your Own Vegetables?
When you’re the one choosing what you’re growing, there’s a lot more variety and availability at your fingertips. You can grow types of foods that aren’t sold in your area or choose to have a garden with plenty of differing produce.
Growing food is something anyone can do, whether on a small or large scale. That's another reason starting small, like with a Container Garden, is such a great idea!
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