How To Choose A Planter For Your Container Garden

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If you don't have a lot of space and decided to turn the majority of your backyard into a patio for guests to enjoy, chances are good that you are not going to have adequate room for a garden. This is important because you might find it difficult to continue your hobby as a rose gardener or other gardener without this space. One way to deal with the situation is to start a container garden; plant all of your flowers or other plants in containers and arrange them to your satisfaction outside on the patio. Here are some tips for choosing planters for your container garden.

1. How Quickly Does the Temperature Change?

The first thing that you are going to ask yourself is how quickly the temperature chances where you live. If you live in a climate where the weather is relatively steady or changes very slowly over time, then you can safely purchase lighter containers that do not provide a ton of insulation, such as containers that are made out of plastic or wood. Your plants will not need to be protected from sudden temperature chances and frosts because these do not happen where you live.

If you live in an area that does experience sudden temperature chances, then you might want to consider stone or clay containers. These two containers are heavy enough to keep the temperature inside the pot relatively steady for a longer period of time than lighter containers, giving you more time to react to a sudden frost and decreasing the chances that your plants will die immediately.

2. Are You Looking to Grow Plants to Eat?

If you are trying to grow plants that are safe to eat, such as vegetables, then you might not want to purchase wood planters. In order for wood planters to be a viable option, they need to be treated with chemicals that will make them resistant to water and burrowing insects. These chemicals have the potential to get into the food that you are growing and make it unsafe to eat. If you are trying to grow edible food, consider purchasing clay, stone, or plastic planters.

3. Do You Have Access to Cheap Water?

If you have a lot of access to cheap water, purchasing cheap clay pots is a great option because they look beautiful and the fact that they are porous and dry out your plants easily is not a problem. If water is expensive in your area, then you are going to want to purchase plastic or stone planters because these types of planters will hold in water more effectively.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in the creation of outdoor pottery and other types of planters, such as Bob Williams Nursery Inc.

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