Why should people living in small spaces have no fun gardening! Well, here is a step by step guide to getting started with your container garden right from the basics.
Cover the drainage hole
You remember we recommended you to choose your pots and containers for planting wisely and with drainage homes. Now, it’s time to take your pot and covering the drainage holes with a small piece of permeable window screening or landscape fabric to keep soil inside the container and keeping out insects. The material you choose must allow water to drain freely from the container.
Fill the container with Potting mix
Plain garden soil is too dense for container gardening. For containers up to 1 gallon in size, use a good quality Garden soil mix. For larger containers, use a relatively coarse soilless planting mixture to maintain the needed water and air balance. Many experts advise to leave the ready pot for 24 hours after making it air tight.
Remove the plant from Nursery pot
Carefully take your plants out of their nursery pots. To do this without harming the plants, turn the pot upside down and push the plant out through the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. If it's stuck, run a knife around the pot, between the soil and the plastic.
Place the plants in containers
Now after the sensitive step is done, let’s move on to the exciting part. There’s an old saying among gardeners: ‘A penny for the plant and a pound for the hole’. Preparation and planting is the best way to ensure your plants grow well.Dig a hole suitable for your chosen plant. With a potted plant, you can check this by placing the pot in the hole. It should fit comfortably, with around 2cm extra around the perimeter, while its depth should be no deeper than that of the pot itself. And put your plant in. Voila! Congratulations!
Water the plants
Water gently and generously until the water flows out the bottom of the container. After the first watering, you might need to add more potting soil to account for settling.
Yes dear people! It is that simple and super fun. Do share your experiences in the comment section.