Potato Plant growing in a large tub

All the information you want to know about how to plant Container Gardens. This report will show you how you can plant healthy and successful Container Gardens. When you’re ready to mix components, make sure the soil is moist and workable. To ascertain this, have a handful, squeeze it and let it drop. If water comes out, it’s too moist; when it breaks apart, it’s too dry. But when the lump of soil keeps its shape or cracks just a little when it’s dropped, it’s in good condition to do the job.


Be certain gardening containers are clean once you start. Soak new or used clay pots overnight so that they won’t draw moisture from soil after planting. This is a really important step when you’re starting your plants life. If the pot draws the moisture off that the new plant will be deprived.

Though redwood, cedar, and cypress could be left natural, they might also be painted or stained. To wash the surfaces then apply a couple of coats of paint or stain. Let dry completely prior to planting.

Consider the contour of each, its colour, and texture regarding the colour of flowers and foliage as well as the present and ultimate size of each plant. Don’t choose material that’s too little, and if you would like a group of plants for a large, pick one tall specimen for the centre to provide height and scale.


Keep in mind the kind of plants, especially the evergreens that stand out in winter. Rounded types, as clipped yews or globe arborvitae, seem well in angulars. Hollies or yews, sheared into squares or pyramids, look better in whirlpool baths. This comparison of the curving with the right always brings attention to the garden and those guests who visit.


The first step in potting a container garden is to put sufficient drainage material in the bottom of each so that water can pass through freely, but not so much as to interfere with the roots. An inch or two of flower pot pieces (rounded sides up), or processors of brick or flagstone, pebbles, gravel, small rocks, or cinders may be used. The larger thelarger the pieces must be. Some gardeners spread a bit of rough burlap and a layer of sand over big drainage pieces. A coating of Vermiculite or sphagnum moss over the drainage material can also be fine to keep dirt from clogging holes. If the holes clog the roots will float.

Above the drainage, spread a layer of dirt, the amount determined by the size of the root ball of the plant. Place the plant in position so the surface of the soil will be an inch (more for large plants) below the rim of the kettle. This space is required to hold water.

Fill soil in around the roots, firming gently with your fingers or a piece of timber in order to remove air pockets. Don’t make the soil too tight for nice feeding roots have to have the ability to penetrate it with ease.


Finally, water plants well, let them drain. If water moves through the pot very quickly, press dirt again to firm it, so there are air pockets. If the soil holds water too long, then loosen it a bit.

Place the plants in a sheltered spot from sunlight and wind for the first week or so while they create new root growth and adapt to new conditions.

When your permanent trees, shrubs or perennials grow too big for their baskets, change them to larger ones. Water them the night before so the dirt will be moist for transplanting and will not make you tug hard to get them out. Dry soil tends to split apart, except on root-bound specimens.

Planting large specimens bought in temporary is a more involved procedure. If they’re in boxes or baskets, these may be broken or torn apart, but take care not to disturb the roots. Tins have to be opened with tin cutters. To remove plants, set the cut on their sides and pry steadily in the ball of dirt gently in order not to split it. The less root damage that the greater the chances that the plant will be healthy.


All plants benefit from a mulch spread evenly across the surface of the soil. This will keep the soil moist and cool while keeping the weeds in check. Use peat moss, sand, gravel, stones, pebbles, buckwheat hulls, or Vermiculite. One of these can also offer an attractive appearance but because the mulch hides the soil, it’s more challenging to ascertain when to water. Test by poking a finger through the material to touch the ground.

In the event of planters, again make sure drainage facilities are great. Usually there are holes in the bottom or sides. For the best results, each square square feet should have a two-inch drainage outlet to maintain those roots healthy.


Planters require day-by-day attention to maintain plants at their best. This means pruning, staking, spraying, feeding, and more especially watering. Often planters are situated under overhanging roofs or wide eaves. Wherever they are, don’t rely on rain, but employ the hose as frequently as required, which is generally daily and sometimes more frequently.