The key to setting up your potted garden is about starting with the right size and shape choices for your flowerpots and planters so your plants can look and thrive. Keep your plants healthy and transform your outdoor area into a living place by starting with the proper size and shape when choosing plant containers. Large plants in small containers dry out quickly, and small plants in large pots do not create the right impression. In addition, regulating moisture in the soil can also be difficult. If you’re new to gardening or looking for a change, these tips will help you choose the right flower pots and planters for your outdoor area.
A plant must be potted in a container that has enough room to grow but is not too big for the plant itself. If you place the plant in a pottoo small for it, its growth is stunted. In addition, fibrous root structures form, which are tied pot and can bring the soil to dry quickly. Conversely, a small plant potted in an oversized container may be unbalanced by the unbalanced moisture content in the soil. If plant roots can not reach the bottom of the pot and the drainage holes are completely clogged, excess moisture collects at the bottom of the container, forming a mass of moist soil mass. This can either result in root rots, extra-heavy planters, or an unpleasant odor of wet soil.
How much soil a plant needs and how big a container must be depends on the type of plant. It is also important how deep the roots grow. For each planter, store the amount of soil in proportion to the type of plant and the size to compensate for soil moisture. For ornamental plants, such as small succulents , you need a flat bottom that is less than 15 cm deep. For year-round plants, a depth of the soil of about 30 cm is sufficient. The soil for perennials should be between 30 and 45 cm deep. Bushes need a bit more ground, which must be between 45 and 60 cm. Small trees need even deeper soil, which is between 60 to 90 cm.
For example, for these dwarf blueberries, you can use medium-sized flower pots and planters in which they will certainly thrive, as these, as the name implies, always remain small. For most edible crops grown as crops, it is better to have more space in the pot.
Herbs that are planted in the house can grow in soil that is 15 cm deep. Outside, you can pot them with a depth of the soil of about 30 cm. Flatroots such as salads, strawberries or radishes can be planted in 15 to 30 cm deep soil. Medium-sized edible plants, including peppers, eggplants, pumpkins, melons and corn, require a depth of at least 30 to 45 cm. For large-sized edible plants such as tomatoes, potatoes and berry bushes, give at least 45 cm or better still 60 cm soil. Citrus fruits and other fruit trees need a soil mass that is 60 to 90 cm deep.
An important factor for the proper growth of a plant is not only the size of the container, but also its shape. The most widely used and practical flower pots and planters for outdoor use are round, square or rectangular. Some of them are also equipped with an irrigation system. Medium to large round, square and rectangular containers with deep soil reservoirs from 30 to 90 cm, depending on the type of plant, are good and suitable varieties for flowering perennials, shrubs and small trees. Use larger pots to plant combinations of several species so each plant has room to grow. Flat and low flower pots and planters with less than 15 cm deep soil are ideal for growing small succulents, chickweed or houseleek plants.