I love the feeling of being outdoors, with my hands in the soil, taking care of plants, seeing them grow and thrive over time. It’s a lot of work to create your own container garden space but it is so worth it! There are many supplies that you will need for your garden including seeds, pots, dirt/soil and fertilizer. All these supplies depend on what type of garden space you have (indoor or outdoor) and how much money you want to spend building your dream garden.
This article focuses on the most important supplies needed for starting a container garden as this is probably one of the easiest types of gardens to start with if you don’t have a ton of time or money.
What is a container garden?
Container gardens, or container gardening, is the practice of growing plants in containers that can either be placed on a porch and/or balcony. The person who has planted the container garden will often water it daily to make sure that the soil inside stays moist and healthy for plant life.
Container gardens are easy to start with because they don’t take up as much space and you won’t need to spend as much money building them. You also have more control over what type of plants grow in your container garden so you may only want certain types of herbs, vegetables or flowers growing there!
What are the most important supplies to start with when starting a garden
When starting a garden, there are a few key supplies you will need in order to get started. The most important of these supplies are seeds, pots and soil.
Seeds are the foundation of any garden. You will need to select the right type of seeds for the environment you are planting in (indoor or outdoor). If you are unsure of what type of seeds to purchase, consult with your local gardening store or online resources. Starter plants are also an option if you are not comfortable with starting with seeds. There are many different types of starter plants that include seedlings, cuttings and bulbs.
Pots are necessary for transplanting your plants into as they grow. Make sure to select pots that are large enough to accommodate the plant’s size when it is fully grown. Clay pots are a popular option for gardeners as they help to keep the soil moist.
Once you have selected the types of seeds and pots you want, make sure that they are not broken or chipped as this can lead to air/dirt getting into the soil which will be harmful to plant growth.
Soil is important to have when planting your seeds. You will want the soil to be nutrient-rich for healthy growth of your plants, check with a gardening store what type of soil is best suited for which plants.
Finally, you will need fertilizer; fertilizers are available at most gardening stores and online resources. Fertilizers promote strong root production. You can also go for natural fertilizers like compost or well-rotted manure (make sure it isn’t fresh before using it to fertilize your plants).
These will be your main supplies for starting a container garden.
What type of container should you use
When starting a container garden, it’s important to use the right type of container. Clay pots are a popular option for gardeners as they help to keep the soil moist. But what if you want to try something different? What are some other types of containers that can be used for your garden?
Pots and planters come in all shapes and sizes so it can be tough to decide which one is best for your needs. If you’re looking for a pot that will last for years without any problems, then clay or ceramic pots might be the best option for you. They’re also great at retaining moisture, which is important for keeping your plants healthy.
If you’re looking for a pot that is lightweight and easy to move around, then plastic options might be the best option for you. They’re also very low-maintenance and easy to clean, which is another plus.
What type of plants should you grow in a container garden
When starting a container garden, you have control over what type of plants grow in your garden. You may only want certain types of herbs, vegetables or flowers growing there! Be sure to consult with your local gardening store on what types of plants will be best suited for your environment.
Also consider the purpose of your garden. Flowers are great to add color, however, herbs and veggies are useful in the kitchen. What will be the main priority of your container garden?
Some plants that are perfect for a container garden include:
- Herbs like basil, mint, and thyme
- Vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce
- Flowers like daisies, carnations, and roses
Tips and tricks for planting seeds in containers that have drainage holes at the bottom (to avoid root rot)
When planting seeds in a container with drainage holes at the bottom, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to avoid root rot.
- Fill your container with soil that is suited for the type of plant you are growing.
- Pack the soil down tightly so that there is minimal space for air pockets.
- Sow your seeds according to the package instructions and cover them with a thin layer of soil.
- Water your plants regularly, but do not over water them as this can cause root rot.
If you follow these simple tips, you will be able to successfully plant seeds in a container with drainage holes and avoid root rot!
What are some other supplies for starting a container garden?
Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what you need on your gardening adventure! Luckily, there are several online resources that can help. Here are some ideas on what other supplies you might need when starting a container garden:
- Watering can or a good spray bottle (for smaller plants) for providing water to your container garden
- Landscaping fabric for preventing weed growth around your garden would be helpful if you are planting outside
- Pruning shears are helpful to trim back plants and harvest herbs and vegetables for use in the kitchen.
- If you are planting your garden indoors, you will need a grow light to provide the plants with the necessary light they need to grow. Grow lights can be found at most gardening stores or online.
As you can see, there are several important supplies to consider when starting a container garden. With the right supplies and plenty of time, you can grow your own herbs, fruits and vegetables at home!
Where can I buy all these supplies online to make shopping easier for me!
Most of these supplies can be bought online! You’ll find many different types of pots and garden supplies available at craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s Arts & Crafts store (depending on where you live). The best place to buy your pots will depend on your needs. If you want a lot of variety to choose from, then local supply stores are probably the way to go. Here are some great places to shop for your gardening needs:
Amazon.com has a wide variety of pots, planters, and gardening supplies available for purchase. They also have a great return policy if you’re not satisfied with your purchase.
HomeDepot.com is a great place to buy gardening tools, soil, and plants. They also offer free shipping on orders over $45.
Walmart.com has a variety of pots, planters, and gardening supplies available for purchase. They also offer free shipping on orders over $50.
As you can see, there are several important supplies to consider when starting a container garden. Start off the New Year right by growing your very own herbs, fruits, and vegetables in an easy-to-care-for container garden. You won’t even believe how easy it is to grow your very own produce, or that you can start this project for just a few dollars! Start off your container garden with a great resource for supplies, and start shopping here!
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