It is the age of recycling and reusing – can anything be better than reusing your old glass jars, containers and bottles for gardening? You can prepare a lovely portable garden or an indoor garden with designer glass jars and containers. Glass packages are available in a number of designs and sizes. You can use any number of these jars, containers, tubs, trays and bottles for your gardening. You can easily place these packaging items on porches, on your sunny windowsills or simply hang them as a vertical gardening.
If you love container gardening, this is a great opportunity to use plenty of packaging material which you have at home and no longer use. All that is needed is a bit of creativity, some innovation and lots of patience. You will have the garden of your choice in a few months.
Selecting the Container Size
Your container size will depend on the plant you wish to have. If you wish to grow a large plant, you will obviously need a large jar or a container so that the roots have enough space to spread out. If you plan to have a smaller plant, a smaller size jar or container will do the work for you. The best part is that packaging containers, bottles and jars are available in a variety of sizes – thus, no matter what size you need, you will find it all.
The longer time the plant takes to mature, the larger shall be your container and jar size. If you choose a smaller size container or a jar, your plant might not survive.
Your container plants will need plenty of sunshine. Thus, you need to ensure that the plants are placed in a place where they shall get plenty of sunshine. Sunlight will keep them healthy and they will grow fast. Vertical gardening is a great way to ensure you have a lively green garden.
If you are planning a rooftop garden and using plastic containers and jars, you need to be cautious a bit! Rooftops tend to get a bit windy and hence, if you are growing plants on roof, you need to set up a windbreak. You can use lattice which shall not cast a shade and shall allow sunlight reach the plants which will help them grow healthily.
Do Not Overcrowd
You might feel really excited with your container gardening and the plants you are growing but do not overcrowd. Overcrowding or keeping plants close to one another will not allow them to grow them conveniently. You need to remember that one tomato plant in a large plant will certainly produce more number of tomatoes than three plants in one container.
You will be working hard with your plants and to ensure their healthy growth, you need to offer enough compost to your plants. Composting is food for plants and helps them stay strong and healthy. Keep your jars well drained so that excess water drains away easily and does not rot the roots. Composting will help the plants grow tall and healthy.