How Does Your Garden Grow?

Information gathered from Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Advantages of Container Gardening

Gardening in containers is one of the most versatile and creative forms of garden design. Planting a container garden is much like creating a floral arrangement. However, live plants are enjoyed for a whole season. Almost any plant grows in a container when proper conditions are provided and adds a versatile splash of color and art wherever desired. Some other reasons for container gardening are as follows:

  • Your backyard or traditional gardening space is limited or unavailable.
  • Your time for gardening is limited.
  • Your mobility is limited to working in raised beds or containers.
  • Your gardening site is unsuitable for growing desired plants due to soil conditions, unsuitable sun or shade, or other environmental factors.
  • You have a desire to be a creative garden artist!

These are just some of the advantages with container gardening. The biggest disadvantages to growing plants in containers are the maintenance requirements of watering and fertilizing. 

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