Tips For Successful Container Gardening Plans

If you want to get successful container gardening plans, maybe this article can help you get what you want, because here are three easy things to do to guarantee a successful container garden – no matter the plants you’re growing.

Follow this several tips for creating a wonderful hanging basket or container this summer. The very first is to use an artificial soil consisting mostly of peat moss like Fafard or Pro-Mix use perlite, peat, and some other components to generate a soil that will likely not compact throughout the summer. Real garden soil compacts and turns into definite under the pressure of routine watering.  And when it does, of course plant roots stop growing because they require good open spaces to move into and absorb nutrients. Hard and compacted soils don’t grow good plants so don’t use real soil in your containers.  I re-use my artificial potting soil from year to year.  I dump it out of the pot. Chew it up with a shovel to cut up all last year’s roots and add approximately 10 % by volume of compost. The compost will increases air spaces and gives plants a boost in healthy nutrition.

Try to feed your plants weekly.  Nitrogen, the engine of plant growth, is water soluble and as you water your containers from the top the dissolved nitrogen is leaving from the bottom.   I use a fish-emulsion liquid feed with seaweed to provide all the trace nutrients my plants require and i really recommend it.  You can use any liquid plant food (like Miracle Grow or Shultz) to accelerate the growth process.  Compost tea is the Cadillac of liquid plant food and if you make your own compost tea, your plants will respond with bigger and better blooms as well as increased vigour.

And as a final point, irrespective of the size of the container, it’s significant to soak it all the way to the bottom at each watering.  Keep on applying watering until water emerges from the pot bottom.  This makes sure the roots can easily reach all parts of the container and grow effectively

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