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Easy Container Gardening Ideas

Updated on July 14, 2011

Easy Container Gardening Ideas

The Beauty of Easy Container Gardening Ideas
The Beauty of Easy Container Gardening Ideas

Growing Plants In A Practical Way

Do you know that gardening activities can burn as much as 300 to 600 calories per hour depending on the level of work you are doing? It is also an ideal form of exercise as it combines strength, endurance and flexibility. It helps in stress reduction, lowers blood pressure and relieves muscle tension. These are only some of the medical benefits derived from gardening. Likewise, gardening also promotes a greener environment. This makes it possible for you to do your share in reducing global warming.

There are several ways to indulge you in container gardening.

There are many easy container gardening ideas that can be utilized. One o f such is container gardening that makes use of plastic containers. This is one of the most space-saving easy container gardening ideas anyone can simply follow. It is easy and simple yet it could transform your concrete pavements into a green landscape. It can turn your patios and porches into an array of blooming varieties of annuals and perennials. A patch of green leafy vegetables could be reared in pots lining your path walks for your morning salad. Yes, it can be done in container gardening. Easy container gardening ideas presents a multitude of advantages. Even beginners will find it easy; in fact, it is the best place to start with. It is economical, as you can utilize even any of your used household containers. You do not need a wide open dirt space to pursue this hobby. You can apply your gardening skills in any space; fires escape, porch or wherever possible. Have you imagined growing vegetables on a concrete slab? Yes, this is the beauty of raising plants through easy container gardening ideas.

Container Gardening Tips & Plans : Easy Container Garden Ideas

Easy container gardening ideas also present a safer way to minimize infestation among your plants.

The pests and diseases that are the bane of gardeners are checked and easily controlled in container gardening. The space where they could cause damage is contained on a small limited pot. Their mobility on the dirt where they use a cover is different in other forms of gardening. Plants that are affected could be immediately segregated from the others to prevent contamination. It is only through container gardening that you can have an instant plot. You do not have to wait for months to grow your plants. You can readily buy the kind of plant you want. Upon reaching home you can re-pot them on your best containers and place them anywhere you desire. You can have a full-grown garden in just a couple of days. Enjoying the instant gratification from container gardening is a common gain. Your satisfaction is limitless in container gardening. Could you move your vegetable garden to a covered location to save them from the cold weather? In container gardening this is not a problem. To save your plants from natural calamities is not only a skill but expedient and self-fulfilling for a gardener. Growing plants in containers is not limited to specific plants. In fact, you can grow almost anything in your containers with all the proper knowledge and patience that a gardener must have.

After learning most of the benefits of container gardening, now you might ask how you would go over it.

As a rule in any given activity, planning is always the first step. You have to plan and conduct some research on what plants you want to cultivate. It is best to use pictures in order to get ideas with regards to plant combination's, color schemes and choosing your containers. Magazines on gardening would be a great reference to start your planning. The internet is also a perfect source for easier container gardening ideas. With the right kind of information on hand, you can pursue gardening without breaking the bank. Sowing your own seeds to grow would definitely be a hundred fold cost lower than buying grown-up plants.

Please share your own Easy Container Gardening Ideas, Tips, and Tricks

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    • danielleantosz profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      I don't have a yard, so my entire garden is in containers. I am growing sunflowers, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, bell peppers and basil all in containers. If you don't care too much about aesthetics, you can reuse plastic containers. I use the 5 gallon buckets from paint stores and kitty litter containers. Thanks for great tips!


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