Window Planters Get Everyone Growing

There is nothing better than going out to your garden pulling some fresh tomatoes off the vine and serving up a little of nature's goodness, the way it is intended. You might love the way you think about that but you do not have an ideal setting or soil condition for garden. Then using window planters may be a great solution for you. Window planters do not only conserve water because it requires less water than a regular garden but you can grow more plants at the same time. And this will help you build you own garden.

Gardening enthusiasts have been talking about the benefits of container gardening and today it has become one of the hottest trends in gardening. Growing plants in window planters and pots affords anyone, practically anywhere, and the opportunity to do some type of gardening. You do not need a yard to till, weed and mulch. You do not need a lot of space. And even you have a lot of space, container gardening brings plants to the deck, the patio, indoors, even right into the landscaping itself.

But there are several reasons why we are gardening more in window planters and pots.


They are portable indeed. You can move them where you want them for decoration and design, for screening, for a temporary look or you can place it near your kitchen for adding healthy cooking experience. They can help get a jump on the spring season, as well as help to extend the season, because you can move them in and out as the weather changes.


Soil less potting mediums are the only way to go for container gardening. There are many mixes to choose from, but most are a combination of sphagnum peat, vermiculite, perlite and a small amount of bark. You can purchase this anywhere in the market near you. In fact this is what professionals use; it provides good moisture retention, but excellent drainage as well. For Plant foods, you need to feed your plants since soil less mixes contains no nutrients. Slow release fertilizers can be added to the mixes or you can use water- soluble fertilizers to make your plants healthier and very ideal to eat.


This is one of the biggest drawbacks to container gardening. Obviously it will be up to you to provide your plants and pots with sufficient water especially during the hot days of the summer. You can help your self on the watering by adding water- retention products to your mixes.


If plants grow in the ground, chances are you can grow it in window planters, probably better than in the ground! Annuals, perennials, herbs, greens, root crops, tropical plants, blooming bulbs, fruits and vegetable and the list can go on and on... You are limited only by your imagination and the size of your window planters.

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