It’s the time of year again to work on preparing your garden for summer growth of all kinds. You can grow your own fruits and veggies, herbs, flowers, and more using different techniques throughout the year. One very efficient way to do this is to use container gardening.
It’s especially great for those that have limited outdoor space to use for planting new things, or with more extreme harsh winters that would kill off your plants. Container gardening is also an excellent introduction for those that just started with their own gardens, or for families that want to involve their kids in this idea for fun or as a home school activity.
How It Works
Container gardening refers to using new or recycled items as holders for plants of all kinds, usually also involving grow lights if used indoors. These can be moved indoors or outdoors depending on the weather or your needs and there are loads of items out there to help improve the quality or efficiency of this method.
You can use many tools for container gardening, from indoor shelves specifically for holding plant pots (you can find some great ones like this 3 tier metal shelf from SunnyDazeDecor) to specialized grow lights to outdoor container gardens to greenhouses and more. Indoor or outdoor greenhouses create environments specifically for helping create a stable humidity and temperature-controlled area.
Shelving is definitely something you’ll need when doing containers indoors to help reduce the clutter of your home. The 3 tier shelf from Sunnydaze Decor works both inside and outside if you need to organize plants no matter your needs, and it looks lovely as well for just a general decoration item.
Benefits of Greenhouse Container Gardening
Taking your containers to a greenhouse can be a great idea. If you live in harsher climates, indoor greenhouses with some assistance via growing lights make it possible for any type of plant to grow in any time of the year. Outdoor greenhouses mean you can keep plants safe from particularly rainy or dry climates with humidity control.
A controlled environment that can be created using greenhouses is extra useful for exotic or finicky plants like some fruits and veggies. Containers for your plants mean they are able to be moved easily, so you can transfer the plants from indoor starters to a greenhouse inside or outside to reap the benefits fairly easily and at any time.
Getting a Greenhouse
If you have the space for one inside, indoor greenhouses can be of a large variety of shapes and sizes depending on what you have available. If you have enough extra space in a room to pursue one, SunnyDazeDecor offers many affordable options for indoor greenhouse structures. This greenhouse comes in three different dimensions: 4×3, 2×2, and 4×2 feet. It can be used in any situation, and you can fit multiple plants in depending on the size of your containers.
More ideas related to container gardening are aplenty, whether you’re recycling some old home containers for use during planting or getting creative with what you use for seeds or decoration of your container garden. Just because you have your plants in a holder doesn’t mean this has to be a certain look either.
For example, outdoor container gardening can look more like garden beds and recycled items like old tires. But if you have a climate that needs you to be able to adjust where your plants are freely, perhaps something more like SunnyDazeDecor’s mobile garden bed in cart form could work excellent.
This item is a raised garden bed for ease of access without having to bend over as much, but also has wheels for easy movement if you happen to need to move the plants inside or to a different area of your yard. It even has a shelf to hold gardening supplies so you can have everything right at hand.
Overall, there are tons of options out there for container gardening depending on what you want to do and what your reasons are for creating a garden of your own. Even experienced gardeners can benefit from containers indoors or outdoors as well as some tools like the few we discussed today from SunnyDazeDecor.
You can even go a step further by pursuing more difficult plants, expanding how many plants you grow at once, and trying to upkeep your garden year-round by bringing some containers indoors over the winter. We hope you found out something new today about container gardening that could help you pursue it someday or find inspiration to try this spring!