Container Growing: Why It Works So Well

by on June 6, 2012


Growing a garden in containers is more than just a trend, it’s a way of life for many urban gardeners. Why does it work so well? The answer is pretty simple, really.

Container growing is a relatively foolproof way to grow all sorts of things – from flowering annuals to herb gardens to an entire vegetable garden – in a convenient, contained environment. That means your plants are less likely to suffer from weed infestations but that’s just the beginning.

In urban areas it can often be a challenge to find viable ground space to work with, even if you have more than a few square feet to call a yard. In many cities that ground area is questionable at best, so planting vegetables directly in the ground may not be the best choice. With raised beds and container growing you can ensure that the soil content is exactly what you want it to be. It is far easier to amend, plant, weed, tend and water than in-ground gardening and when you make use of some of the incredible self-watering container options on the market today, you can easily leave your garden for a few days at a time without fear that they will suffer without adequate water.

Yet another benefit of container growing for urban dwellers is that containers are portable. If you need to rearrange the garden or just make room for a get together on the patio, container gardens make it easy. Try that with a regular in-the-ground garden!

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