Container gardening seems to spawn more mistakes and poor plants than almost any other form of gardening. In this page, I’d like to help you dispel the myths and create amazing looking container gardens you’ll be proud of.
Let’s begin with the understanding there are only four things you need to do correctly:
- You need to have a large enough container for the plants you want to grow.
- You need to be using the right soilless mix with no garden or potting soil
- You need to feed properly.
- You need to water properly
No matter what the marketers will tell you, the reality is that any plant is a container plant. Any plant can be grown in a container if you want to do it properly.
The reason some plants are marketed as container plants is that they’re being marketed and sold.
This sounds as if I’m a touch annoyed with those who say, “this plant is a container plant but that one isn’t.” I’m not annoyed, I simply don’t believe them. I’ve grown full-size banana trees in a garbage can – and that surely wasn’t a “container plant” (although it was to me) 🙂
The articles on this page will show you how to succeed with growing plants and container gardening.
You’ll Get Better Flowers When You Water Container Garden Plants This Way
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Questions and Answers About Potted Tulips
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