Growing A Container Garden In Your Apartment Backyard With Plants Such As Tomatoes And Carnations
Growing a container garden in your apartment backyard is the perfect solution people with a limited amount of space. In the past I only had a few weeds growing in my backyard, which I usually only pulled out when these were large enough to reach without having to bend too far over. However, as time has gone by, I have missed being able to pick tomatoes like I used to in my mom's garden. Growing up I was always the type of person who liked to pick fresh vegetables and fruit, but who never considered herself to be much of a gardener. That all changed when I realized I could have a container garden in the small backyard of my apartment. All I had to do was buy some potting soil few containers, and I was in business!
When it comes to purchasing soil for your container garden, choose a type that you would like best. For instance, if you want to raise organic produce then buy organic potting soil. You can find affordable potting soil at stores such as Lowes and Walmart, but I even found small bags of organic potting soil at the dollar store.
Photographing and filming your container garden is a stimulating and educational way to track plant growth. Kids will enjoy being able to compare pictures of plants at different stages in their growth cycle.
Making Containers Out of Old Buckets And Coffee Cans
If you do not want to spend money on buying brand new containers at the store, you can recycle buckets and coffee cans into containers for your plants. However, you will need to poke holes in the bottom of coffee cans and buckets, which will allow the soil to drain properly.
Novice gardeners can experiment by purchasing a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors when it comes to propagating plants in containers. Personally, I find buying various colors of containers makes your garden more cheerful. Keep in mind you should also recycle old containers you were just going to throw away, like I did by punching holes in the bottom of the coffee can and planting pansy seeds in it.