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Basic Guide to Indoor Container Gardening

Posted by LucyK

Although your indoor garden plants may require more of you in terms of planning and care, the reward of welcoming living plants into your home will far outweigh the challenges. A special word of caution, however. Many plants are toxic to household pets, cats in particular. If you have animals, you may want to place your containers in an area where the pets are not allowed or plan to carefully select only those plants that will not harm your furry friends.


Selecting the Right Containers

1.) Containers with narrow openings limit what you can plant.

2.) Plastic pots deteriorate when exposed to sunlight.

3.) Wooden containers that are not lined rot. (Redwood and cedar do better than other woods.)

4.) Terracotta pots dray out rapidly, so the plants require watering more often.

5.) In hot climates, pick light-colored pots to decrease the absorption of heat.

6.) Glazed ceramic pots work well from a watering standpoint and are attractive.

For more on Selecting Soil, Location and general info on Indoor container Gardening Check out PeopleJam.


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hi lucyk

that is very interesting i have experianced all the points mentioned in your article on

Basic Guide to Indoor Container Gardening. i did the remedial repotting as and when

the need arose. i didnt realise that these problems were wide spread and were experienced by many indoor gardeners.

  One thing i have noticed though that certain people are gifted in this field some are not

i say so because myfriend and partener does transplanting and in most cases the plants

fail to grow while i have succesfully managed to grow all those plants that i have bought and transplanted. i have even managed to harvest  off-shoots and managed to pot these to full maturity.

recently i managed to grow from an off-shoot an orchid and it flowerd to my amazement i always thought that orchids were too delicate to withstand cold tempratures and such transplanting.


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