The term container is used in gardening for a small-in-size, pot-like object which is used to display live flowers and plants. Container gardening is the practice of growing plants, flowers and even edible shrubs in the small or medium sized containers instead of the ground. It is also called pot garden.
Container gardening mainly involves containers in the form of small boxes, pots, tins, barrels and even hanging baskets. Most of the pots are made of lightweight plastic now, but earlier they were made of terracotta. Even window boxes are commonly used since they can easily fit around the space near windows. Mostly container gardening is highly useful for areas where the soil which is stony and unsuitable for growing plants and in adverse climatic conditions. For people who love gardening, but do not have enough space around, this is perfect as it needs limited space and is easy to manage.
The pots used for container gardening are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and designs. There are simple small-sized plastic pots in the form of medium-sized teacups, wide sized boxes, and easily movable baskets. Some even have the facility for the automatic water irrigation system. These useful, flexible pots play a vital role in encouraging the people to start container gardening even in rooftop or on footsteps. It surely looks appealing and gives an aesthetic look to the surroundings.
The pots can be placed properly in the space available or can be hanged which saves the space. The potting material should be loose and can easily spread the water in the soil without getting blocked. You should have proper drainage for the water to pass away and also have proper aeration for the roots preventing rot. So quickly get your set o your choice and start gardening.