Are you interested in a way to create big hanging baskets for your containers? There are several ways that you can do this. Container gardening is an excellent way to bring fresh produce inside your home. And because it is containers, it’s an easy way to maintain the condition of the plants. You can place all kinds of seasonal flowers inside them and still enjoy year-round bounties of flowers. Here are some suggestions for container gardening.
If you have big hanging baskets or window boxes at home, try growing plants in them like peas, little squash, cucumber or tomato plants. In the city, plant vegetables like lettuce in window planters. The leaves will collect water and as they dry, they’ll wick the water into the soil where the plants live. This is an easy DIY hanging basket method for upstart gardeners.
But there are some vegetables that grow well in bigger containers so you might want to consider those plants as well. Cucumbers and tomatoes are perennial vines that do well in potting soil. They also do well in slow-release pellets. In fact, they’ll even root in organic mulch. So you can try growing cucumbers and tomatoes with a slow release pellet.
Many people love to grow herbs in big hanging baskets. Herbs are very good gardeners. They can provide you shade, attract butterflies and make wonderful annuals as well. When you plant annuals, be sure that the soil is dry before planting herbs.
Other veggies that are great in big hanging baskets are radishes, onions, garlic and green onions. These make interesting, colorful vegetables. But if you’re not a big fan of the smell of those strong smells, you can choose other container gardening ideas that involve pots. Lettuce, broccoli and carrots are easy to grow in pots and work great in potting mix. Just be sure to remove the green tops when you water.
If you have a sunny window in your container garden, why not plant mint in a pot? It will probably bloom during the late summer months. Just be sure to move it inside if it gets too hot. Mint is not the most popular plant but it’s a great one to plant. Just don’t plant it in a pot, because it will attract bees. Bee stings can be painful.
There are some plants that thrive in small containers such as fennel and summer squash. Just be sure that you have plenty of sun to get these plants going. You should also use a good mulch around your porch to keep those pesky weeds from getting close to your plants. One of the best things about container gardening is the versatility of plants.
Many plants can be grown in hanging baskets, pots and other containers. Just be sure that you follow the instructions carefully. You may need to water a few times throughout the growing season. Be patient. You may need to water more often than you originally did. But just remember, your plants will reward you with many years of beautiful blooms.
For the beginner, if you have a regular window box or garden planter, it’s easier to start with a larger container. Keep in mind that there is not a set size for any container. As long as your container is at least one foot by two feet, it’s fine to use a standard potting soil mix.
If your container doesn’t come with pots, try a mix of plastic and wood. These pots offer a bit more versatility and the slow release soil are a nice bonus. If your windowsill is big enough for a pot, then why not? Just make sure that your potting mix is the right one for the size of your container.
Once your flowers begin to bloom, remove them and replace them with new pots. Your window box or garden planters may need to be repeated every year or two. If you have a few plants, they probably won’t need repotting more than a couple of times each year.
Make your container garden attractive by placing hanging baskets on planters. By using flowers like blue roses, red tulips and burgundy gerberas, you’ll find that your container garden has instant color and instant interest! Don’t forget to place your pots on a sunny windowsill. If you want to keep soil from evaporating, be sure to put your pots on a potting bench.