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The Movers.com Blog » Blog Archive » Tips for Gardening in Pots

Tips for Gardening in Pots

get-your-gardenEven if you lack a green thumb, container gardening is simple. They’re easy to start, low-maintenance and created in as little as an afternoon. All it takes is a bit of potting mix, a container and some seeds (or a seedling).

What does your garden grow?

When you’re getting started you should think about what kind of garden you’d like–flowers, herbs, or vegetables? Once you’ve got that figured out you can move on to the next step.

If you’re going with a simple herb garden, you can easily use a window box or a small planter for your porch, patio or deck. It’s often easier to get started if you buy small plants and transplant them to your container, plus you’ll have fresh herbs to use right away!

Drainage

Drainage is important for container gardens and potted plants. If you don’t allow for water to drain the roots can become waterlogged and begin to rot–which is obviously not what you’re looking for.

Lighting

Make sure you provide enough light for your potted plant! Plants need sunlight to thrive–however, not all of them require a lot of sunlight. Make sure to read any tags or labels to ensure that you provide enough light.

For more information about getting your container garden started, visit our guide on Movers.com: Tips for Container Gardens.

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