8 Inspirational Tips For An Edible Container Garden
Cultivating an edible landscape is a practical solution, offering both beauty and healthy food! The more natural foods you consume, the healthier you are likely to be. After all, the foods being grown in mass quantity are not going to be handled with nearly the same care as you will handle your own food, plus you can avoid harmful pesticides without paying high prices for organic produce. Use the fruits of container plants as a way to bring together coworkers, or get the family gardening and cooking together. The delicious fun continues on and on with edible gardening; plus, you can place edible planters in your kitchen, office, or outdoor landscaping. Here we provide some answers and insight on planting your own edible landscape in planters.
1. Grow Your Own Trees In Planters
Craving lemons or oranges but concerned you don’t have the space to plant full-grown trees? You can purchase the dwarf version of many fruit trees that produce succulent fruit at only 4-5 feet tall; this is just compact enough to fit in an oversize container planter. This allows lemons, limes, and other fruit trees to grow just about anywhere—even in a concrete jungle.
2. Start Small: Herbs Are Amazing
If you are feeling timid to start growing your own edible landscape, start with something small and easy. Herbs are some of the most basic edible plants you can start with, they are easy to maintain and practically guaranteed to flourish indoors or out. Herbs that grow well in containers include: sage, basil, lemon verbena, mint, oregano, chives, parsley, thyme, lavender, tarragon, rosemary, and cilantro. Discover More! When mixed and matched, or grown in individual bundles, herbs can actually appear quit attractive, plus they will perfume any area.
3. Keep The Water Coming—Self-Watering Planters
Edible plants will dry out quicker when planted in pots because the pot itself heats up and thus speeds up water absorption. An easy way to avoid dry plants is to continually water your produce, and to regularly check the soil for adequate moisture. Professional gardeners almost always recommend self-watering planters to guarantee your tomatoes (or any other plants) have the water they need to grow beautiful, ripe, and delicious.
4. Get Your Greens With Spinach
Spinach is great filler for salads, sandwiches, and even baked chicken. Plus research shows spinach actually slows down aging effects by reducing free radicles. Although, the best part is that spinach is a container plant that grows quickly. Amazing Recipes
5. Add Vertical Elements to Your Containers
You can grow a number of fruits and veggies vertically by placing decorative trellises, or any other post, at the backside of a planter. Any fruit or veggie weaving up a post will look beautiful, while also providing extra space to grow something edible without having to find room for another container. Plus, when grown vertically, plants have a reduced risk of developing fungal disease. Some awesome options that can grow vertical include, melons, tomatoes, zucchinis and cucumbers. Additional Tips for Growing Fruits.
6. Mix up the Green With Decorative Containers
If you are worried that your landscaping will look like a sea of green if you plant too many veggies, you can use planters to spice things up. A great bonus to planting in containers is that the pots add elements of design and color vegetation can’t provide alone. You can also add layers to your landscaping by displaying an array of different potted vegetables side by side, with some container plants being larger than others. For instance, if you have tomatoes growing in the tallest container front and center, and 2 predominantly green vegetables on either side, the red of the tomatoes will truly pop. Fresh Planter Ideas.
7. Gorgeous Flowers Can Be Part of An Edible Landscape
Some flowers are actually edible. If you’re into trying new things you could plant a gorgeous colorful flower that can also be tossed into a bright festive salad. Edible flowers that grow well potted in planters include: pansy, violas, and nasturtiums.
8. Properly Prepare (Plant) Your Food
Make sure each plant in an edible landscape gets an adequate amount of sun and shade each day; potted plants make this much easier as you can just move them around if need be. FYI: morning sun is more beneficial to plants than afternoon sun because as the day goes on the heat intensifies.
You Can Reap The Benefits of Edible Planters
An edible landscape created by a container garden can save you money on groceries, provide a fun activity that boosts moral at either work or home, and also helps reduce your carbon footprint. Allow us to assist in your success, at TerraCast Planters we offer only the highest quality planters, including self-watering pots that will get your edible landscape off to a great start.