If you are looking at a 30 liter pot to grow a garden in, you may be wondering what the advantages are over other kinds of container gardening. The first advantage is space. A pot garden is easier to look after and certainly requires less space than some other types of container gardening.
The standard high right hand garden pot is just the standard 30 liter container gardening size. Notice how few drainage holes there are in this pot, particularly given the relatively smaller size of the average pots. This means that plants can easily drown in a pot filled to the rim. With 30 liter pots, it is easier to make sure that the water drains properly out of them.
Secondly, container gardening allows for pest control. You can put all kinds of pests into a container garden. These range from aphids to snails to roaches and ants. As long as you have an effective way of controlling and removing these pests, you will be pest free. Mothballs, Castor oil and liquid castings are good methods of pest control. Pest removal can often be done without introducing chemicals by simply using plant fertilizer.
Thirdly, container gardens offer you many varieties of plants. For example, if you are growing a variety of plants that don’t like the sun, like lilies, then they won’t grow as well in a container garden. So, if you are growing a flower bed in your garden, but want the shade, try to plant those flowers that like the shade in pots.
Fourthly, pots have a built in water reservoir which is easily adjustable to accommodate plant watering needs. You do not need to worry about rainwater draining into the container garden when there is a dew point in the container because the drainage holes in the bottom of the container will take care of the water needs of the plant. And, because you can increase or decrease the height of the container as needed, you can raise or lower your pots as needed, thus providing drainage material for the water to drain.
Fifthly, you can plant much faster in containers than you could in a traditional garden. This is because you can line up three or four plants right up next to each other in a pot and only have to line up one plant. With a traditional garden, you would have to line up several plants and hope that one would get the proper growing conditions before the others could start growing. Therefore, it takes longer to properly plant a garden in pots.
Sixthly, pots allow for easier pruning because you can remove the entire plant with one cut. This is different from traditional gardens where you have to dig up the entire plant and chop off its roots, which takes more time. Also, by removing the entire plant, you make it easier to control the watering of the plants since you do not have to remove all of its leaves. Many people prune their plants in traditional gardens but often do not realize how much time they are losing to this task in a traditional garden. In a pot, you can simply cut off the part of the root system that is thick and does not need to be removed. This will speed up the pruning process without having to do a lot of extra work.
Seventh, you will save on root material and water if you plant your tree in a pot rather than on a stand. If you are planning on planting a tree in the ground, you will have to dig up the entire area. However, if you are planting a container garden, you do not have to do that. Your roots will get all the water and nutrients that they need from the soil around the container so that they can grow properly.