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Your Container Garden Is Easy - With A Little Planning!

The first thing you need to decide when planning a container garden is whether you'd prefer to grow your plants indoors or outdoors. A lot of people think container gardening is only for indoor growing and patios, but containers can actually be useful for any garden situation.

By planting your garden in containers, it becomes much easier to move around to get the best possible conditions for your crops. This is an obvious advantage over a traditional garden!

Another problem you overcome with a container garden is the ability to move your plants to a safer location if the weather turns nasty. The plants in your yard have to fend for themselves.

Likewise if you find the position of your containers is causing your plants distress because of too much shade or sun, you can move them around to find a better location. This is another thing you can't do once you've planted a normal garden.

Putting your container garden outside gives you a number of options. You can pick a spot that gets the right amount of sunlight and at the same time gives you easy access, this will give your plants and you a lot to smile about. The fastest way to lose interest in your garden is to place it in a difficult, hard to reach location!

Pollution from road traffic is to be avoided as much as possible by planting your garden as far away from the street as possible. This will reduce the amount of contamination to your plants and in turn reduce the effects of pollution on your family when they eat some of your produce.

What about your indoor plants? Choose a good, warm position for your plants, especially if you use air conditioning. Most plants prefer to be warm and a nice spot with filtered sunlight is often best.

Many plants won't do well in very chilly homes, so you might need to choose a room for your plants and keep the vent closed in that room so it stays warmer there. If you can, choose a sunny room with a lot of natural sunlight.

If you're trying to grow some exotic varieties of plants you'll find they often need either high or low humidity. This will require you to purchase specific equipment that deals with humidity levels, so you need to take this into consideration.

Having said that, you should choose varieties of edible plants that you can't readily get at your local store at cheap prices. When selecting the plants you want to grow, it's better to pick a few of the harder to get ones than trying to grow too many varieties... this just leads to frustration and disappointment.

As an example, tomatoes are often of poor quality or expensive in the stores, so they're a great plant to grow yourself. So the rule of thumb is, if it's expensive, hard to get or low quality, try growing it at home in a container.

Finally, decide whether or not you want to grow your plants organically. If you're growing indoors, this will probably be very simple to do. But if you're growing your plants outside, you could get frustrated with pest control. Don't worry if you find organic gardening a bit difficult. Like anything, it requires some research to gain experience, but is worth the trouble in the long term.

Want to load your small garden with plants and fragrance? Tom Johnson has a Free eBook for you titled Container Gardening Secrets.






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