Aralia: uses for home interiors and maintenance tips

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Aralias make unique houseplants. They find varied uses in homes and gardens. Available in varied heights, the plants can fit into most interior spaces and sit in different positions indoors. The different plants under the genus mean there’s a specific plant form for every homeowner. The plant can also be used in various forms in the home setting.

Unlike most houseplants, Aralias are aesthetically beautiful and can create a focal point indoors in natural-themed interior spaces. The plants are increasingly being used indoors due to their successful application in high-end in home interiors. What’s more, they thrive in conditions unsuitable for most houseplants.

What are Aralia Plants?

Also known as Spikenard, Aralias belong to the Araliaceae family. It comprises about 70 plant species. They come in the form of evergreen and deciduous plants, trees and even shrubs. Some varieties are also herbaceous perennials with rhizomatous rooting systems.

The plants are native to the Americas, Asia, and regions with mountain woodlands. Varied in sizes, some Aralia cultivars grow up to 20 meters high while others barely hit half a meter in height.

Aralia Plants for Home Interiors

Most Aralia species are superior houseplants with great capability to adapt to conditions indoors. They have unmatched ‘staying power’ in home interiors even when grown in hot, dark places. The plants have been on and off gardeners’ list of favorite plants over the last many years.

International botanicals have grown Aralias for years to come up with the best cultivars for home interiors. They diversified the forms and sizes of the plants. The plants come in varied colors and leaf forms. Ming aralia feature elegant, lacy leaves while the chicken gizzard has spherical leaflets.

‘Dinner plate’ aralia feature large, aptly leaves while ‘spinach leaf’ aralia have dark, tightly-crinkled leaves. Aralia leaves, petioles and general foliage range in color from cream and gold to solid green and white. Others come in dark-green, almost black to burgundy hues.

Aralias sweeping, curving branches; massively woody trunks; and shaggy, heavily-dense foliage make them stand out in home interiors as houseplants. They find use indoors as large or small plants. The plants can be grown as ‘bonsai’ plants in 6-inch or 8-inch pots. Use them to accentuate reception counters in offices or table tops in homes with their attractive colors and shapes.

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Certain varieties that grow up to 4 feet tall can fit in 10-inch pots. Stump or bush plants that grow up to 3 to 6 feet in height can comfortably fit in 14-inch pots for indoor use. However, varieties that range in height from 7 to 12 feet fit 17-inch to 21-inch pots. The large Aralia plants are suitable for placement in entryways and other places indoors with lots of open spaces.

Aralia Growth Conditions and Maintenance Tips

The kind of care Aralia plants receive in nurseries determines their successful growth indoors. Aralias thrive in light, well-drained soils with proper drainage. The plants require sufficient watering for optimal growth. The amount of light the plants can access indoors determines the level and frequency of watering and applying fertilizers.

Although it’s recommended for soils to be kept moist, some gardeners report that the plants thrive in dry soils. If the amount of light available is low, water the plants at least once every three weeks. Avoid overwatering to prevent the development of plant diseases such as root rot. Opt for sub-irrigation or a controlled watering device for efficient Aralia watering.

With proper care and growth conditions, the plants can successfully grow indoors for a minimum of a decade. Unlike most houseplants, Aralias can be pruned to foster new foliage growth and maintain their lush look. Granular fertilizer rich in nitrogen is recommended.

Some Aralias can be costly during initial planting stages and growth. However, it rewards gardeners and homeowners with a long lifespan as long as they’re accorded proper care and placed in locations with all the growth requirements.

3 Popular Aralia Species for Home Interiors

  1. Aralia Fabian

Just like Feng Shui, a plant popular for its energy, love and calmness flow, Aralia Fabian offers similar benefits. Also known as Plum Aralia, it’s a shrub tree with maroon leaves that tend to be purplish on the undersides. The shiny leaves range in size from large to medium. The round leaves are deeply veined. Although the plant’s flower in the wild, cultivated cultivars rarely bloom.

Aralias grow upright as columnar plants in containers, making them ideal houseplants. Potted Aralia Fabians make perfect housewarming gifts.

  1. Celeryleaf Aralia

Also known as Aralia ‘Chicken Gizzard’, the plant has leaves similar in shape to chicken gizzards. It features branches with spherical leaflets with at least two lobes. Just like Aralia Fabian, it grows a columnar plant. Its leaves are uniquely-shaped, which, together with the plant’s distinct growth stature, are bound to improve an existing interior décor.

Unlike other houseplants, they’re more costly due to the time and care they require to grow. They’re worth each cent spent on them.

  1. Aralia Balfour

Aralia Balfouriana is a beautiful, potted floor plant. Some species boast large, shiny, dark-green leaves while others feature crinkled leaves with deep veins. The leaves are waxy on the surface and lobed. The container plant grows upright and less wide than the pot housing it.

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5 Common Aralia Problems

  1. Wilting from overwatering – leaves drop if the plant is excessively wet. Extremely hot or cold temperatures also result in dropping of leaves.
  2. Aralia Leaf Drop – Low humidity indoors or dry air conditions causes leaves to drop.
  3. Weak / Over-grown Limbs – Aralias require lots of light to grow. Insufficient lighting conditions lead to weak, stretched plant growth. Prune in spring to foster plant growth and fill spots without foliage.
  4. Leaves with Brown Edges – Excess fertilization and low humidity levels result in browning of leaf edges. Exposure to air dries the leaves, leading to the browning of their edges.
  5. Insect Pests – Aralias are prone to spider mites, aphids, and scale. Use natural pest control solutions such as neem oil to eliminate Aralia pests.

Aralia Cultivars

Other popular Aralia species for home interiors include the following:

  • Aralia spinosa
  • Aralia stipulata
  • Aralia Tibetan
  • Aralia racemosa
  • Aralia malabarica
  • Aralia nudicaulis
  • Aralia hispida

Conclusion

Aralia plants can be grown indoors or outdoors. With proper care and maintenance, the plants can grow successfully for many years. They require proper watering, fertilization, soil, and lighting conditions to grow optimally.

Do you want to grow Aralia in your home or office? Contact us to find out more on how to grow Aralia plants in pots or grow bags.

How to grow and maintain Aloe Vera at home

Aloe Vera is not just for making cosmetic products, but it also adds some tropical flair to your garden.  Aloe Vera is an attractive a tremendous indoor succulent as well as an outdoor companion. The plant is used for many cosmetic purposes as it is a great healer for skin problems.

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However, it needs regular care and maintenance to grow and flourish properly. This post shares some best tips on how to grow and care for Aloe Vera plant at your home.

Soil for Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a succulent, and just like other succulents, it grows well in the dry conditions. It needs the cactus-like soil mix to grow and flourish. You can use the regular potting soil and mix it with some perlite or building sand. It is also necessary to create multiple drainage holes in the pot as Aloe Vera dies in the standing water.

Plant the Aloe Vera plant in the terra cotta pots with multiple drain holes. As the terra cotta dries faster than plastic or clay pots, it prevents the soil from getting overly drenched. You may need to re-pot the Aloe Vera plant in a bigger pot, as it grows and causes tipping. However, repotting is not essential as it can grow well in the snug conditions.

Plant them in the light

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Aloe Vera plants need proper light to grow them. They can tolerate the dry conditions but not the low light conditions. If you plant them outdoor, they get the required light, but if you want to plant them indoor in the containers, you need to place them near the windows. Setting them near the windows allows them to receive the required light.

You can place Aloe Vera plants in direct sun in the winter season to allow them to receive the natural sunlight. However, in the summer season, you should not place them under the direct sun as the overexposure can harm them.

Watering the Aloe Vera plant

Allow the soil of the plant to dry completely before watering the Aloe Vera plant. While watering the plant, keep the soil entirely drenched with water. However, you should allow the water to drain freely from the container. These plants survive well in the low water conditions, but they tend to rot and wilt in access water.

Using the fertilizers

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Usually, the Aloe Vera plants don’t need fertilizers, but you can add fertilizer to the regular plant care routine. Add fertilizer to the soil once a year in the spring. It is best to use a water-based phosphorus heavy fertilizer at half strength.

Replanting the Aloe Vera

The Aloe Vera plants also produce the new little plants that you can use for propagation. You can replant the new smaller plants in separate containers, or you can offer them to your friends. You can cut a few leaves of the plant by trimming them about 3 inches from the tips and put the cut ends in the potting mix in a container.

Not every new plant, but some of them will grow the small new leaves at their base. You need to wait for a few weeks until the new leaves grow a few inches, before repotting the plants or offering them to a friend.

Harvesting the Aloe Vera

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Aloe Vera gel is used in many cosmetic products and home remedies. According to the Mayo Clinic, if the gel is applied on skin burns, it can shorten the time of healing of first and second-degree burns. You can cut an Aloe Vera leaf with a knife or blade close to the stem and take the gel from the cut end to apply on the sunburn or sore spot on the skin.

You can remove the skin of the cut leaf and use the gel to make a paste for using it on hair or skin. Aloe Vera gel is the ingredient used by many companies in their skin care products.

Final Words

Aloe Vera plant increases the visual appeal of your garden and indoors. Some people use it for medicinal purposes, but it should be used only under medical supervision. The tips mentioned in this post can help any individual to plant the Aloe Vera correctly and reap its benefits.

 

Things you need to know about Areca palms

Areca palms are one of the most popular plants used in home interiors across the world. They are native to Madagascar and naturally found in the islands. The best thing about the Areca palms is that they get acclimatized to the environment. This makes them perfect for growing the tropical regions with humid environments.

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These plants have beautiful lush green leaves, with long feathery fronds, which contain about 40 to 50 leaflets on it.  Areca palms are perfect to use for interior decoration in homes and offices.

How to grow Areca palm in your home

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There are two ways to plant the Areca palm plants. Planting with seeds and growing from tiny plants. You can put multiple seeds in a pot, but growing the Areca palms from seeds is difficult, as seeds take at least six weeks to germinate. You can easily get the plants from a nursery and plant them in your pots in the yard or indoors.

Light and Watering

Areca palms need bright light for proper growth as they last longer when placed in direct sunlight. They also need adequate water, but they cannot tolerate the waterlogging or drenched over-drenched soil. You should let the soil completely dry between the watering sessions.

Soil mix and fertilizer

Areca palms need a peat based soil mix and adequate water drainage. Palms prefer good drainage to avoid the water logging of roots. You can use a weak liquid fertilizer once or twice in the growing season, but not in the winter season.

Propagation of Areca palms

It is difficult to find the seeds of Areca palms, but if you find them, you can germinate them at your home by planting them in a seed starting soil. The new green colored seeds have a slow germination rate than the mature orange seeds.

The germination of seeds requires high humidity and takes six weeks to germinate. That is why it is better to plant the grown-up plants than waiting for the seeds to germinate.  The best way to propagate the Areca palms is to divide the clumps and plant them in new containers.

Re-potting the Areca Palms

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Areca plants are often planted in clumps, and they grow very fast as compared to other plants. With the time they also form their own clusters which require you to re-pot them in the new containers. Whether you plant the indoor or outdoor, Areca palms need repotting every year. You need to be careful while re-potting, as a slight mistake can damage the root ball.

Maintenance and Care

The fastest way to kill an Areca palm is overwatering or inadequate drainage. You should provide them with proper drainage holes to prevent the over-drenched soil and water them less frequently in winters. Also, they need adequate light if planted indoors. You need to place them outdoors for a few hours every week in the winter season.

Potential Problems

The biggest problem that occurs with these plants is the root rotting. However, you can prevent the rotting of roots by offering adequate watering and drainage. Brown leaf tips can appear if the air is too dry which makes them susceptible to spider mites and bugs. In case of an infestation, wash the plant with insecticidal soap to get rid of the pests and move the plant to a more humid environment.

Final Words

Areca Palms not only adds to the aesthetic appeal of your home but also filters the air from the toxins. It removes the harmful chemicals from the environment which makes it a must-have plant in your home. Whether you plant Areca palm in your house or yard, taking adequate care can make them grow and accompany you for years.

Anthurium care: how to care for your anthurium houseplant?

People grow Anthurium for its red, heart-shaped flowers. It is mostly found in Mexico, northern Argentina, and Uruguay. Some call it Flamingo Flower or Tail Flower, while some also name it as Painted Tongue.

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Anthurium houseplant is known for its vividly colorful flower spathes and decorative leaves borne on its long stalks. Though the color of leafy bracts is often pink, it may also be red, green, orange, yellow, or white.

Here is your quick guide to care and pamper your anthurium plant to keep it in good shape.

Best Position for Anthurium

Place your plant in a well-lighted area, but do not put it in direct sunlight. Keeping the plant in a dark place will give you fewer flowers. Anthuriums love the warmth and enjoy the temperature between 20°C and 22°C. The minimum temperature for pot plant and the cut flower is 16°C. Keep your flower plant away from a hot radiator. Anthuriums prefer high humidity so your bathroom could be an ideal place for positioning anthurium plants.

Anthurium plant Watering

Anthurium plants love receiving water daily. But, standing water is not ideal for this flowering plant. Also, exposure to air and moisture are critical for the growth of the anthurium plant. The key is water anthurium regularly while allowing their roots to receive enough air and moisture.

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Use proper potting soil to accomplish this. The soil you use for this plant should be fluffy, light, and has to drain well. You can use anything like bark, volcanic cinder, sand, or gravel as long as it meets the criteria. Once you’re done with the proper potting, ensure the complete water drainage out of the pot.

Don’t overlook the water drainage. Standing water is the deadliest mistake when caring for your anthurium plants. It allows roots of the plants to remain soaked in water which prevents the supply of oxygen to their roots. It gives room for growth of anaerobic microbes and fungus and causes roots rot, which eventually kills your plants.

In short, water your plant every day and take care of water drainage out of the pot. If you live in an area with low humidity, mist the leaves of your plant by spritzing them with water twice daily.

Fertilizing Anthurium Flowers

Fertilize Anthurium periodically, but avoid over-fertilizing them. Giving too little fertilizer may cause slow growth and produce fewer flowers. However, you can easily fix this by giving more fertilizer to the plant. On the other hand, if you give too much fertilizer, your anthurium plant can die.

Fertilize them once or twice a year depending on the length of the growing season in your region. The ideal ration for fertilizer is 5-10-5 to ensure a good balance of flowers and foliage. For the best blooms, pick a fertilizer with a higher or middle phosphorus number.

Choose a fertilizer with a slow release variety. This way, you’ll need to fertilize your plants once or twice a year, rather than once a week if you use a liquid fertilizer.

Anthurium Cut Flowers Care Tips

After you buy Anthurium flowers, cut 5 centimeters off the end of the stalk. Now, put the flower in a neat vase and pour clean tap water into the vase. This plant doesn’t require cut flower food.

Make sure you change the water in the vase and cut one centimeter off the stem once a week. If you follow this anthurium flowers caring ritual, your plant will stand easily for 2-3 weeks in the base.

Re-potting

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Has your anthurium grown too big for the pot? Re-pot it! Also, you should re-pot a rootbound anthurium as soon as possible. Look at the following signs of a rootbound plant:

  • Roots growing out of the drainage hole
  • Roots circling the surface of the potting mix
  • Bent or cracked container
  • Water running straight through the drainage hole
  • Wilting foliage, even after watering

Moreover, we recommend repotting in spring because the lighter days help stimulate the buds formation. Put the plant in a pot that at least 20% wider diameter than the previous one. Fill the pot with special anthurium soil or mix in a bit of anthurium feed to reserve for the plant’s growth.

It’s very easy to care for your anthurium plants properly. Just follow the instructions and avoid the mistakes discussed above. And, your lovely houseplant will always be in great shape and keep you happy and positive.

10 creative ways to grow strawberries in small spaces

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A lot of people think that growing plants require big plots of land and space. So growing fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits, such as strawberries, can seem out of reach. However, you don’t really need big space to grow your plants. You just need to be creative.

Strawberries are one of the fruits that don’t require a large space to grow. It is a low-maintenance compact fruit that you can grow in small containers. It is also everyone’s favorite!

So if you want fresh strawberries and you have limited space in your backyard, here are 10 creative ways to grow strawberries in small spaces.

1. Hanging Basket

If you have unused baskets, then it’s time to take them out and use them for growing your strawberry. You can hang the basket outside your window, outside walls, patio, small backyard or anywhere where there is enough sun for your plants. Aside from saving you space, it is also a good ornament.

What you need:

  • unused baskets
  • basket liner
  • bracket and hooks
  • wall plugs and screws (if you need to fix it on your wall)
  • compose
  • metal sanding file

You can watch the tutorial below on how to create a hanging basket for your strawberries.

2. PVC Pipes

Planting your strawberries in PVC pipe is not only practical for your space but also a cheap way to do it. PVC pipes are inexpensive, and it’s also sturdy. You can create strawberry towers out of these pipes, and you can either line it up by your fence or create beautiful garden columns out of them.

What you need:

  • PVC pipes
  • power drill
  • hacksaw
  • potting soil
  • lines, screws, and hooks (if you need to attach your pipes somewhere)
  • metal sanding file

For the complete tutorial, watch the video below.

3. Cement Block

Planting your strawberry in an unused cement block is another practical way to do it. Aside from the fact that they don’t consume too much space, it is also the easiest way to organize your plants. You just need to find a perfect spot to place them.

What you need:

  • cement blocks
  • plotting soil
  • metal sanding file

4. Pocket Planter

Do you have an old shoe organizer or any hanging organizers? You can also use this to hang your plants. The best way to do this is to hang it by your fence or by a wall to create a vertical garden. Aside from the fact that it saves space, this pocket planter will give your fence a new look.

What you need:

  • hanging organizers
  • plotting soil
  • metal sanding file
  • hooks, screw, and lines

For instruction on how to create a pocket planter using a hanging organizer, watch below.

5. Hanging Pots

Just like hanging baskets, pots can also be used to hang your strawberry plants. This also another good way to give vibrancy to your small garden or backyard.

What you need:

  • pots
  • basket liner
  • bracket and hooks
  • wall plugs and screws (if you need to fix it on your wall)
  • compose
  • metal sanding file

6. Recycled bottle planters

One of the cheapest ways to plant your strawberry is by using recycled bottles. It doesn’t only save you money, but you are also helping the environment. The best thing about recycled bottle planters is that there is no limit to what you can do it.

You can hang it by the wall or fence and create a vertical garden, or you can attach it in a pole and create a garden tower. You can also hang it like pots and baskets or pile them vertically in a ladder. The ideas are basically endless.

What you need:

  • used plastic bottles
  • compose
  • metal sanding file
  • lines, screws, paint, wood (depending on where you are planning to put it)

7. Barrels Planters

Old wooden wine barrels are another space-saving containers that you can use for your strawberry garden. Wine barrel has the timeless and rustic look to it that it works well with any garden theme.

What you need:

  • old wine barrel
  • compose
  • metal sanding file

8. Ladder Planters

As they say, if you can not go wide then go tall instead. The idea is to create a planter box and put them on a ladder. This way, you can save space by aligning your planter box vertically. You can use any type of ladder. Just make sure it has enough space to handle your planter box or pots.

What you need:

  • ladder
  • compose
  • metal sanding file
  • planter box or pots

For the complete tutorial on how to create ladder planters, watch the video below.

9. Railing Planters

The best way to give your deck or porch railing a new look is to put railing planters on them. This doesn’t only save you space but it gives those boring rails color. And what’s the best way to enjoy your drinks on your deck? You will have an access to fresh strawberry to compliment your drinks.

What you need:

  • a wooden pallet or planter box
  • compose
  • metal sanding file
  • bracket and hooks
  • wall plugs and screws
  • power drill
  • hacksaw

10. Wooden Pallet

The wooden pallet planter is a good way to organize your strawberry plants. You can either make a garden bed or a vertical planter. The frames also help to cut down the time spent weeding as they help protect your plants from the bad weeds. To make this, you can either repurpose an old pallet or buy ready-made ones.

What you need:

  • wooden pallet
  • compost
  • metal sanding file
  • bracket and hooks
  • wall plugs and screws
  • power drill
  • hacksaw

Growing strawberries doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. And it doesn’t have to be expensive either. All you need is creativity and lots of sunshine.

Vegetable gardening: 15 tips and ideas to vegetable container garden design

Nothing is as exciting as preparing food with fresh vegetables from your own garden. Imagine harvesting lots of tasty tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, melons, herbs such as Aloe Vera or any other vegetable from your garden. You don’t need so much space in your backyard or garden to grow a vegetable of choice.

With proper planning and the right choices, you can get a bountiful harvest of herbs and vegetables grown in your home garden. You won’t just get tastier vegetables with a better texture than what you buy from your local grocery, but also get to save money. Gardening is also fun, letting you spend your time productively outdoors in the sun or indoors during cooler months.

Furthermore, gardening can also improve the appearance of your home, giving it a colorful and bold look. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced gardener, and despite your reason for wanting to garden, you’ll find this article resourceful. Here are 15 tips to help you start a vegetable container garden in your backyard:

Top 15 Vegetable Container Garden Design Ideas

  1. Add Color to Your Garden

Grow various herbs and vegetables in your container vegetable garden. Each has distinct, but attractive foliage, and varying textures and colors, perfect for adding visual appeal to your garden. Swiss chard with red stems, leafy rosemary, red hot pepper, and round midnight basil are some vegetables to consider.

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Red Hot Pepper

Herbs such as thyme or lemongrass can also make your garden more colorful and attractive. Other ornamental vegetables to add color to your garden include hyacinth beans and scarlet runner beans.

  1. Opt for Colorful Pots/Containers

Colorful pots can also brighten your container vegetable garden. Choose containers in bright colors such as red, orange and yellow to grow your herbs and vegetables. Alternatively, pots in neutral colors such as white, black or grey can create a perfect backdrop for your choice of colorful vegetables and herbs as explained above.

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Colored Gardening Pots

  1. Grow Herbs in a Pot with Multiple Openings

Find a pot with multiple openings to grow various herbs such as oregano, dill, rosemary, thyme, chives, and sage. It helps save space and increase yield.

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A One-Pot Garden – Image Courtesy of Bonnie Plants

  1. Grow Vines and Climbers to Create a Vertical Garden

Cucumbers, bitter lemon, pole beans, gourds, vine tomatoes, pumpkins, Malabar spinach, peas, melons, and squashes are examples of vines and climbers you can include in your garden. They make use of vertical space and yield produce in plenty.

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Vertical Container Garden

Use sticks, cages or trellis to support your vines and climbers, directing them upwards to create a vertical garden. Vertical gardens help make use of the little space you have available in your yard or patio.

  1. Add a Few Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets can also optimize vertical space in your garden while still letting you use containers on the ground. Herbs such as rosemary and vegetables such as tomatoes, coriander, and strawberry can successfully grow in hanging baskets. They can also add visual appeal to your vegetable container garden.

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Hanging Baskets

  1. Create Space in Your Garden for Herbs

Your garden isn’t complete without herbs. They’re handy in making your meals tastier. Choose at least two herbs to add to your vegetable garden. Select the herbs you like the most and can do well in your geographical location. Consider mint, parsley, oregano, thyme, cilantro, sage, coriander, rosemary, etc. Grow them in pots or containers, window boxes or hanging baskets.

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A Spice Herbs Container Garden

  1. Find Unique, Stylish Planters

Find unique planters in a stylish design to add visual interest to your container garden for vegetables. Use empty containers in your home to make unique DIY planters for your vegetables. It would also help with recycling such containers, especially those made from plastic.

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A Stylish Kettle Style Planter

Alternatively, buy unique planters in varies sizes and shapes to give your garden an appealing look. Other household items such as tires and candle holders can also help come up with exceptional DIY planter ideas.

  1. Grow a Productive Vegetable for Successive Harvesting

Asian greens, chilies, and peppers, radishes, spinach, carrots, peas, eggplant, cucumber, squash, lettuce, beans, and tomatoes are productive container vegetables. They do so well when grown in pots, atop being easy to grow. Make sure you pick one and grow in a container to start your garden. Moreover, you’ll harvest your vegetable successively many times before replanting your garden.

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Gardening Tomatoes for Successive Harvesting

  1. Add Edible Flowers

More than 42 flowers, according to the Tree Hugger, are edible. Flowers such as sunflower, clover, hibiscus, fuchsia, impatiens, jasmine and lilac, among others, are edible. Therefore, they’re a perfect addition to any garden. Use them to garnish your meals, make salads or prepare sharbat. Moreover, they add color and visual interest to your garden, making it more beautiful.

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An Edible Red Hibiscus Flower

  1. Grow Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a vegetable often used in the kitchen to prepare salads or even cook meals, making it a must-have in your garden. They’re also attractive and bound to add color to your container garden. Choose at least two different varieties to grow in your garden for a bountiful harvest.

Bush Champion, Big Boy Bush, Celebrity, Bush Goliath, Patio F, Early Girl Bush, Tumbling Tom, Window Box Roma, Sweet 100, Sun Sugar, Sun Gold, and Manitoba, among others are ideal for container gardening.

  1. Add Plants with Varying Heights

Grow vegetables with varying heights to kick boredom out of your garden. Planters of different heights and sizes can also help achieve the same effect. Place containers of varied sizes and heights in groups to create a layered look for visual appeal. Organize plants according to height with the tallest at the back of your container vegetable garden.

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A Garden with Plants of Varied Heights

  1. Create a Potted Vegetable Garden

Pot gardens come in handy if you don’t have much space to accommodate larger containers. They’re ideal for open windows with enough exposure to the sun and small balconies. Grow a few vegetables in a single pot to optimize space you have available for gardening.

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A Potted Garden

  1. Buy a Vertical Planter

Vertical planters are designed with layers of space to accommodate as many vegetables as possible. Find one to grow your greens and fresh herbs vertically to save space for other plants that require more space to grow.

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A Vertical Planter Mounted on a Wall

  1. Grow a Citrus Fruit

Dwarf citrus fruits varieties such as lemons easily grow in pots and containers. Find a suitable variety to plant in your vegetable or home garden.

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Lemon Tree Growing in a Container

  1. Consider Vertical Gardening

Old bookshelves, shoe racks, and plant holders can create more space in gardens to ensure there’s enough for all your vegetables. Hanging planters such as baskets and railing planters are ideal for creating vertical gardens in balconies.

Pallet planters and holders, picture frames, pallet planks, layered gutter gardens, apartment hanging gardens, shelves, and staircase stands also come in handy when creating vertical gardens.

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Organic Vegetables in a Hydroponic Vertical Garden

Conclusion

Whether you already have some veggies growing in your garden or want to start one from scratch, you won’t go wrong with these great tips. Remember to find out the growth requirements of your vegetables and learn to keep your vegetable container garden free from weeds and pests.

Contact us to find out more about vegetable container gardening and what it takes to start a successful garden of veggies in your yard or even indoors.