A popular concept in the recent past, planting small plants and shrubs in containers has been picked up by several homeowners due to shortage of space in their gardens or because the gardening area is unsuitable. If you have the same problem, you can consider growing nutritious, fresh, and homegrown vegetables and fruits in pots. A patio, balcony, or any space indoors would give you enough space to grow your own small garden. If you switch to indoor gardening, you can also easily avoid problems of poor soil conditions and soil-borne diseases. Whether you want to grow vegetables or flowers, the only thing to keep in mind is providing the plants with enough sunlight. Moreover, you need to get your selection right in order to get a perfect crop.
If you love flowers, you can choose to create a flower garden within the confines of your home in pots. Different varieties of flowering plants can be planted depending on their colors and sizes. Some of the most common flowers used in this type of gardening include Alyssum, Begonia, Browallia, Coleus, Geraniums, Impatiens, Lantana, Lobelia, Marigolds, etc. While going for container flower gardening, make sure that you place the pots in well-lit places. Moreover, the pots should be well-drained so that there is no water logging as it can harm the roots, thereby harming the plant in the long run. While choosing plants, you can also choose the ones that have multi-colored flowers.
The most important thing to remember while planting pot gardens is to decide where it will be located. You should also consider the kind of plants that would give the desired effects. You can experiment and clump containers together, whereas if you are planting in a large pot, you can create a mixture of complementary colors. You also need to consider the weather conditions in your area while planting; if you live in a relatively warm area, sedums or cacti would be good options, while in colder climes cold-resistant plants are a good bet.
If you don't have enough space for planting trees and shrubs in your backyard, why not think of creating a garden in your patio? Do not let the lack of space hinder you from having an attractive garden for your home. Moreover, it is very convenient to have vegetables grown in your own patio as you do not have to make rounds of the supermarket every time you run out of stock. In addition to that, the cost of setting it up in your patio is much less as compared to a traditional garden.
If you love growing vegetables and are regretting the fact that you do not have enough space for that, you can go for indoor gardening for vegetables and enjoy the fruits of your labor. The best varieties of vegetables which you can grow in a pot include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, leaf lettuce, green onions, green beans, radishes, and parsley. They would grow well even if you do not use natural soil for planting, and you can opt for vermiculite, perlite, peat moss, wood chips, and sawdust. Irrespective of whatever you use for indoor vegetable gardening, make sure that the soil mix is free of weeds and can hold the required moisture. Any kind of container can be used for growing these plants, be it wooden boxes, tubs, gallon cans, drums, or bushel baskets. You should add an inch of coarse gravel before adding the soil in order to improve the drainage system.
Once you have prepared the soil, you can plant the seeds or plantlets which can be bought from a local nursery. You can also leave the seeds to germinate in a cardboard milk carton, pot, or plastic tray. If you do that though, you need to see to it that you transplant the newly germinated seeds only after a couple of leaves have sprouted. You also need to water the plants regularly for them to mature soon.
All in all, indoor gardening is a good option wherein you can get the same pleasure as you would if you created a garden in your backyard.