Choosing Right Plant Containers for Plants 101
Clay or Terra Cotta Planters
Wooden Plant Containers
Iron Pots, Baths and Carts
As long as there is drainage on the ground you can use any metal container to hold the garden plants. Note that any large metal container will be heavy, so put it where you want it to be left unless it has wheels.
Plastic and Frame Containers
Color Makes a Difference
Containers of black plants will absorb the summer heat. If the roots of your plants get too hot they will be damaged or killed. In hot weather, choose brightly colored containers to reduce heat.
Avoid Outer Pot Sauce
Many planting containers come with sauces to maintain drainage. Avoid sauces under your outdoor plants as these are good places to lay mosquito eggs. Your plants may shut off extra water during irrigation, although this is not always the case. However, your yard and balcony will be infested with mosquitoes.
Whatever container you choose as a plant, three important things to keep in mind are:
1) choose the right size for your plants. A very small container will have no place to grow, and a very large container will overpower you and make your plants smaller.
2) make sure your container is well drained.
3) Monitor soil moisture regularly and maintain the type of moisture your plants need. Do not plant cactus and rose in the same container – their water requirements are very different.
If your child has behaved well while working in the garden reward him by riding a big fun bike. Three-wheel drive is a favorite ride for almost all parents and children under seven.