Where do you start? before beginning the journey of container gardening and spending lots of money first you can begin with containers at home. I have used broken ceramic milk/ tea mugs for a very good use. Though the coffee mugs are small in size they are sufficient to grow ornamental plants. They do not require much water or much care and enjoy their position on the window sill with early sunlight to make food.
|Purple Ornamental Plant|
|Heart Shaped Leaves in Container|
|Ribbon Grass Growing in broken Fancy Mug|
So it is very easy to get containers at hand without any expenses. Just take a round of your store room or junk yard and get out some broken utensils or jars, fill up soil and gravel and viola! you have a container garden without much investment and that too unique and beautiful.With so many attractive planters available for free you need not buy expensive containers for your garden.
Many people use baskets, cartons, or even wood boxes of fruits to plant. I had also planted in my sons gumboots and these were the highlight of the garden. There is also a plastic helmet which has been used for ornamental dark green flowering plant.
Tips- Container gardening is very easy and these fancy plant containers can be placed on a table near the window or on the window sill. But care has to be taken that they receive some amount of sunlight whether it is early morning or early evening sunlight. The healthy growth of plant is essential and care has to be taken regarding the watering of these plants. I have tried many plants before getting this successful combination of plant and container. Over watering or under watering will create problems so choose easy growing plants for small containers.
Since there are no drainage holes below such ceramic containers the water may get clogged so it is advisable to select plants that an tolerate over watering. The right selection of plants for the planter is most important for successful container gardening.