Growing small potted plants is the most fun gardening experience and they always add color to your home and backyard. And, small potted plants fit into many spaces. Whether it's a garden, a patio, or a small balcony, you can easily have a miniature gardening space. By choosing small potted plants, you can have an enjoyable and relaxing gardening experience.
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Please read our blog for a list of the best plants for small pots and tips on how to care for them. We hope your potted plants will always bring you joy!
Why choose potted plants?
For most people. Whether you are new to gardening or an experienced gardener, potted plants will not disappoint. If you are just starting, you can increase your gardening experience by growing small potted plants. Then you will have the confidence to take on bigger plants.
Low maintenance costs. It's easier to take care of a potted plant than a garden. Whether it's watering, fertilizing, or removing pests, you can do it quickly.
Convenience. Small potted plants are lightweight and easy to move. Potted plants are great for renters, who can take their plants with them when they move.
Seven plants for small pots
There are many varieties of succulents, most of which are perfect for potted plants. Succulents are the best type of potted plants to choose from, and they are easy to care for. You can grow potted succulents indoors, on your balcony or patio. Succulents do not like moist soil and do not overwater succulents as this can cause them to wilt or even die. Most succulents are hardy and drought-tolerant and adapt well.
It is important to note that succulents like sunlight. If you want to grow succulents indoors, you need to set up grow lights in the grow tent.
If you want to grow fruits in containers, strawberries are one of the best choices. Strawberries are easy to grow and can grow well in pots. If you are growing strawberries for the first time, strawberry pots would be great to try. Strawberry pots will only take up very little space and can be placed on a balcony, patio, or in the garden.
Strawberries need fertile soil and plenty of sunlight to thrive, and you need to put them in a location where the sun can reach them. Growing strawberries in pots also prevents the fruit from falling to the ground and being eaten by insects such as snails.
It is recommended to use small pots for your first attempt at strawberry potting. When you become an experienced pot gardener, you can choose containers such as clay pots, Window boxes, and hanging baskets. You can also customize your strawberry pots.
Blueberry potted plants
You can grow blueberries in pots if you don't have enough outdoor space. Blueberries bloom in the summer, and in most areas, gardeners need to plant blueberries in containers in the spring or late fall. You will need to choose the largest possible pot for your blueberries and plant only one plant per pot. Pots should be at least 18 inches deep and have ample drainage in the bottom.
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Blueberries love sunlight and need six to eight hours of light per day. You can set up wheels at the bottom of the pot to make it easier to push the pot into the sunlight at any time.
Blueberries prefer acidic soil, with an ideal soil pH between 4.0 and 4.8. Most garden soils do not meet this standard and you will need to purchase or make a special soil mixture.
Petunia in planters
Petunias are a popular low-maintenance flower that has a beautiful appearance and an attractive fragrance. This flower is easy to grow in pots and is common in home backyards.
Petunias love sunlight and need at least 5 to 6 hours of light per day. You will need to water petunias frequently, such as once a day, or the soil will dry out. Especially in summer, you should pay attention to the condition of the soil.
Don't plant too many petunias in pots, as this can cause excess flowers to overflow. Too crowded pots may lead to root rot. As a rule, do not plant more than 3 petunias in a 14" pot.
Lavender in pots
Lavender is beautiful and carries an attractive fragrance. To enjoy lavender all year round, you can grow this plant in pots on your balcony or in your backyard.
There are several factors necessary for lavender to grow well in pots. First, you need to make sure that the pot is well drained. Lavender does not like humidity, but it does need the necessary moisture. You should choose pots that have multiple drainage openings.
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Second, lavender needs plenty of light. You should place your lavender in a sunny location and water it sparingly.
Third, lavender likes a warm environment. In winter you should put lavender pots indoors or in a greenhouse.
Growing dill in pots
Dill is the perfect companion for your pasta or pizza and this plant is loved by many. To enjoy delicious dill regularly, growing dill in containers on your balcony or patio is the perfect solution.
If growing outdoors, you should plant dill in pots from April to May after the frost has passed. The container you choose should be 12 to 19 inches deep and 12 inches wide.
Dill will grow in most soils. But, if you want higher-quality dill, you will need to provide well-drained, slightly acidic soil.
Potted dill will only germinate if it is above 15 degrees Celsius, and it should get six to eight hours of light per day.
Usually, plastic pots or ceramic containers are more suitable for growing dill.
Growing chives in pots
You'll add chives to your salads, sandwiches, or scrambled eggs, and this herb will make your dishes even more delicious.
Growing chives in pots is the best way for you to get this plant quickly. With very little effort, you can get a lot of chives.
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You can buy chives from the market and transplant them into a container. This container should be at least six inches deep.
The soil you use should be a good quality light soil mix. Keep the soil slightly moist with regular watering.
If you are growing leeks indoors, place the potted plant by a south-facing window to get plenty of light.
Potted plants caring tips
Choosing the right growing environment for potted plants
To protect your potted plants from the natural elements, you should create the ideal growing environment for the plants.
If you have a small backyard, you can choose a mini-greenhouse or a walk-in greenhouse. These greenhouses can insulate your plants from dust, rain, and pests. Ideal mini greenhouses or walk-in greenhouses include the Quictent 71" x 36" x 36" Mini Greenhouse and the 56" x 29" x 77" Indoor Greenhouse.
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If you have a large backyard, a large greenhouse is a more ideal choice. Plants can grow well in the greenhouse in both winter and summer. In winter, you will need to have heating facilities as well as grow lights and other amenities.
If you want to take care of potted plants indoors, you need to use a good quality grow tent. Besides, you need to buy various facilities necessary for indoor growing.
Use the right pot
There are many pots on the market for you to choose from. You can choose the right pot according to your budget and preference. In addition, you need to consider some additional factors.
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- The right size. Give your plants more room to grow in the pots and don't let the pots get too crowded. Choose the right size pot for the number of plants you are planting. When selecting, choose pots that are about 1 to 2 inches wider than the roots of your plants.
- Adequate drainage. Make sure there are multiple drainage outlets at the bottom of the container. Inadequate drainage may result in root death and plant wilting.
- The right material. Many materials can be used to make flower pots. Choose the right material according to the characteristics of the plant. If you prefer a pot that is easy to move, choose lightweight materials such as fiberglass, plastic, or resin.
Check the moisture
Before watering potted plants, check the humidity in the container. A common method is to insert your finger as deep as possible into the soil. If the soil feels dry to your fingertips, the plant needs more water. It is best to check the moisture and water in the morning. But in summer, moisture levels vary greatly in the morning and evening, and you are better off checking twice a day, morning and afternoon.
Use the right kind of soil
To make your plants thrive, use special soil. There are different formulas for potting soil. Usually, regular potting soil has the characteristics of moist but well-drained. Potting soil for succulents contains sand that allows for faster drainage.
Neither your garden soil nor "garden soil" products from the flower market are recommended for use in containers. Garden soil does not provide adequate drainage, which can have a great impact on the growth of potted plants.
Potted plants bring joy to your life. Growing these lovely plants is a wonderful thing. It is also important to use the correct caring methods. Good luck with your beautiful potted plants.