Container gardening is now an American hobby, for some a fire. Even if you have standard-sized gardening space, the containers can be utilized in a variety of spaces to add color, control weeds and can reduce the time it takes to keep a larger garden.
You may want to start with something simple and useful. A herb garden is best. Sometimes called”vegetable gardens”, a fantastic explanation of them is they are things you bring to the kitchen: herbs, vegetables, berries and fruit and even cut flowers for your table.
Start with herbs such as basil, chives, coriander, dill, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme. You can often find these plants in the products section of the local grocery store. They are usually ready to be collected when you buy them. Re-plant them in containers, cut the leaves if you need them, but not cut more than a third of the foliage at one time. Many herbs are perennial and can be wintered by moving the container from the kitchen, garage, or cellar.
For a salad, select rocket, endive, lettuce, and mustard. How fine it is to have the ability to go outside or on the bridge or on the balcony and also have salads for dinner. Fresh and fragrant
Flowering plants that grow well in containers are petunias, geraniums, and impatiens. Pansies make excellent gardening projects in spring containers. Combine colors from opposite ends of the color wheel spectrum for maximum effect:
For fresh fruit, try strawberries. They can easily be grown in containers. Plant them in barrels, tubs, hanging baskets or jars of strawberries. Plant in early spring and set them where they will have at least 6 hours of sunshine daily. When the season is over, don’t throw them out. They may be wintered by covering with straw or by transferring the container in the garage or in the basement. The plants of the next year will be bigger and better