Learn how to plant a container garden. No space, no time and no money for gardening? Plant one or more containers with ...
flowers, veggies and/or herbs for a quick garden fix. Watch this short video and learn just how easy it is!
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Container gardening is easy whether you’re planting flowers, veggies or herbs. This short video will show you just how easy it is. Just follow a few basic steps.
First, choose a container or containers. Of course, you can buy containers in every size, shape and color, but think outside the box too. Get creative and recycle. Consider an old enamel cooking pot, or a plastic lined wooden crate. How about a metal pan or even the top of an old milk separator? In all instances, you’ll have to drill a hole or cut in the bottom of the container to allow for proper drainage.
Next, choose your plants. Pick out shade or sun loving plants based on where each container will be. Of course, you’ll need soil. Some people mix their own potting soil and you can find recipes online or simply click on potting a soil when you buy your plants. You’ll want to provide optimum drainage, so the plant will thrive. People have used all types of materials for drainage such as rocks, broken pottery pieces and even packing peanuts.
However, now there’s better than rocks. It’s 100 percent recycled plastic mesh that is placed at the bottom of the container. It improves drainage, prevents the drain hole from getting clogged and it helps oxygen reach the roots which is necessary for the plant to absorb nutrients. Therefore, you’ll grow healthier plants. “Better than Rocks” is also practically weightless, making your containers much lighter.
After providing adequate drainage, add potting soil. Fill about half the container with potting soil and position the individual or plants in the pot. Place taller plants in the center. Ensure that ones on the edge. Don’t put too many plants in one pot. Remember, they will grow and fill out. Press the soil down and add more soil as need until there is about at inch left between the soil and the top of the container. Water thoroughly. Position the container and enjoy the food to you later all season.
This video is brought to you by “Better than Rocks.” Available online at BetterThanRocks.com or purchase it at your favorite garden center.