There are many people who think that because they do not have a backyard they cannot grow their own plants. This is not true. Container gardening has been gaining more popularity as a way to garden without actually having space for a garden.
Container gardening is exactly what it sounds like. It involves growing plants out of a bucket instead of out of the ground. It is incredibly convenient and easy to do. It just takes some setup time and the occasional watering. You don’t have to grow plants to eat, but it is usually more fun to grow these kinds of plants.
The first thing that you will need is a container. Now, there are some companies which specialize in doing everything for you. You can buy encasements that already have plants inside of them. Some of these can actually be hung outside and the plant will grow downward toward the ground. You can grow strawberries and tomatoes like this. If you would rather spend a little more money and do this it is possible. If you would rather save some money and do it on your own, then keep on reading.
You will want to get a bucket that is deep and wide enough to hold the plant. Next, you will need to purchase some soil. Now, soil can be very cheap because it’s basically just dirt. I have found that there is a lot more success to be had in purchasing soil that is enriched. This means that important minerals have been added to soil. This will help your plants grow.
After you have purchased your bucket and your dirt you will be two-thirds of the way there. The last step is to either buy the plant or the seeds that you want to grow. Seeds will be cheaper, but it can be very difficult to grow a plant from seeds. It might be better to just purchase an infant version of the plant you want to grow. Then, you just plant that into the bucket filled with dirt.
Now, it is important to figure out what time of the year the plant you want to grow will thrive. You will want to plant it at the beginning of the season that it grows best at. That way the plant will have as long as possible to thrive.
Some people get discouraged when their plant dies. A lot of the time this will happen because they try to grow something at the wrong time of the year. You also need to make sure your plant will get the right amount of sunlight. A lack of sunlight can lead to the death of the plant.
Container gardening can be a lot of fun. They are great to look at and if you are growing foods they can be fun to eat. You might be surprised just how much fruit or vegetables the plant will grow.