Container gardens offer unparalleled versatility when it comes to size, colour, shape and materials. Indoors or outdoors, container gardens offer portability and the opportunity to grow new and unique plants.
There are many benefits to growing in containers. They are relatively lightweight and easy to plant. Many planters also offer a liner that can be removed quickly and easily to swap in a new container arrangement or to move the liner to an area that is easier to plant. Imagine having to climb up on a step ladder with soil and plants with a hanging basket.
Container gardens also offer you the opportunity to start with ideal soil conditions. If you have acid -loving plants like blueberries, you can setup your own little blueberry patch next to plants that like more neutral soil like most other veggies.
We’ve outlined some of our favourite containers here. Click through to learn more about each of the different features and benefits.
With thousands of different styles, colours, materials, and sizes of containers, it is almost impossible not to find one that fits your individual needs. Containers can be placed in almost any spot to utilize all the available sun and space including rooftops, patios, decks, front yards, backyards, and more. Here are just a few examples:
Personally, we love having containers with herbs placed right outside the kitchen as easy access and we love bringing these same containers indoors by a sunny window to enjoy fresh herbs all winter long.
There aren’t many reasons not to choose at least some container garden options for your growing space. Even if your garden is already quite full (like ours is), we love trying new and unique varieties of plants and finding even a small space in our garden for our containers.
There are only a few occasions where container gardens may not make the most sense. The first is if you have a very particular design style and can’t find the exact container design you’re looking for. The second is if you have a public area with lots of foot traffic and don’t want to take the risk of having the containers disappearing on you.
Finally, if you plan to settle down for the long term, you can design the garden exactly how you want it – with or without containers. However, if you’re anywhere near the average and move once every 5 years, containers are great becaue they are portable and you can take your plants and containers with you and have a garden ready when you move into your new place.
Almost all of the containers we offer a self-watering containers. That means they have a reservoir for holding extra water built into the bottom of the container and often some sort of wicking material to transport the water from the reservoir to the soil medium. An aeration screen or separator liner keeps the roots and soil from getting waterlogged.
We love self watering containers because you water less often (up to 1 week depending on the size of your reservoir/environmental conditions, have a more flexible watering schedule, have healthier plants, and generate higher yields.
You can read more about why we love self watering containers.