Why are so many people turning to container gardening? Well, there is nothing quite like sitting on the edge of your back porch sipping a glass of lemonade while you cultivate your small plot of land. While this certainly is a popular pastime today, it actually dates all the way back to ancient Egypt. Back then, individuals would use clay pots as their home herb garden, adding herbs and spices to the mix in order to enhance its taste and aroma. Today, this is still a popular method of container gardening.
But, why stop at a pot? Why not plant a variety of flowers and vegetables in a PVC pot? You can grow pretty much any plant that can survive in a regular pot. The beauty of this is that it allows you the freedom to truly create a unique space that suits your needs and tastes.
There are a few things you need to consider before you head out and purchase your very own flower pots. First and foremost, you should consider where you will be placing your new flower pots. Are you going to be placing them in a sunny spot, or are you going to be placing them in a shaded area? This will impact your decision on the size and type of container you will be purchasing.
Aside from size, you will also want to think about the style of the flower pots that you will be purchasing. Do you want to go with something that is plain and simple, or something that has some character? What type of pot lids do you want to use? Many people like to use lid locks. If you choose to purchase your flower pots without lock handles, make sure that they are strong enough to keep your plant pots in place.
Next, you should think about how large your flower and or vegetable garden will be. If you are just starting out with container gardening, I recommend that you go with a size that will be comfortable for you to hold. If you have more experience, then you may want to start out with a larger container.
Another thing to consider is whether or not you are going to be using soil or liquid. Both types of potting mediums can be used for your flower pots. However, most people who are just starting out prefer to use soil because it is less messy to work with. Liquid fertilizers may also be slightly more expensive, but they last longer and offer the advantage of being readily available for your plants.
It is also important to think about the climate of your area. If you live in an area that is very humid, then it is best to avoid purchasing a flower pot that is made of PVC. This material tends to become brittle when exposed to moisture. Also, if you are planning to transplant your plants from one location to another, then you will want to look for a flower pot that is made of more durable material such as terracotta. Be sure that you inspect the container in which you plan to put your plants before purchase.
Finally, before you make your final purchase, make sure that you consider how much you are willing to spend. If you are new to container gardening, then it may be best to purchase a low-cost, plastic flower pot. However, if you have experience and are ready to invest in a more expensive, durable flower pot, then by all means do so. Just be prepared to spend a little bit more money up front. In the end, you will probably regret not investing in a better quality flower pot.