Indoor Container Gardening  

A benefit of growing plants in small containers is that you can move them around to suit your needs. If you rearrange your furniture and you think that it would look nicer if it was in the other area, itís no trouble at all to move the plant. As long as the lighting is about the same, your plant shouldnít mind the transition at all. Another benefit of the containersí versatility is that you can adapt it to simulate any environment depending on the type of soil you fill it with and where you place it.

To make an aesthetically pleasing arrangement of containers and plants, you can adjust the containers to be at different heights by hanging them from the ceiling or placing them on supports. Hanging them will allow you to make the most of the space you have. This is called ďvertical gardeningĒ where you can make a very pleasing arrangement of plants while conserving valuable space. One method of vertical gardening is the use of a wooden step ladder. You can arrange all the plants on it in a beautiful, stylish cascade of color.

The maintenance of container plants takes slightly more time, since you have to water more often and go around to each individual container. However, the space required for container gardening is much less than that of an actual garden, so the time spent on maintenance and watering is more balanced. It's important that you donít over-water your container plants, as this can be just as fatal to their health as under-watering.

When choosing containers for your plants, sometimes it's a good idea to buy them all at once along with some extras in case they break or you add more plants later. You donít want them to be all the same shape and size, but by staying with the same style, the containers will compliment each other. Plastic containers are the best and require the least amount of watering, but if you want to stick with clay and earthen pots then you should line the inside with plastic. This helps it retain water more as the clay will soak up water.

Another thing to consider when buying pots is that the size of the pot will ultimately constrict the size of the plant. Make a careful choice of pots according to what you wish to grow in each one. If you search on the internet for the plant you chose, you should be able to find specifications as to how much root space it should be given. This can even be an advantage for you if you choose a plant that can grow very large. If you only have a limited amount of space for it, you can constrict it by choosing a pot or container that isnít large enough to support huge amounts of growth.