Big planter boxes are an excellent means to introduce perennials to a space. Most plants do well in shaded areas, and perennial herbs like lavender and thyme do particularly well in shady areas. If your garden or yard is very large then you can even plant a couple of big boxes with your regular pot gardening. You can plant them in early fall when the soil is still green. You can even plant them over the existing flower beds.
Pots and soil don’t always go together easily, but with containers you can alleviate the problem. Containers allow you to plant very small seeds or cuttings into your garden and then place them where you want them. For example, if you are replanting the Rosemary that’s been in your flower bed for a few years you could place those cuttings in the pots and just water them regularly. That will ensure the Rosemary continues to thrive.
When you are looking for pots for container growing consider the climate where you live. While big planter boxes may be fine for shady areas in your home, you will find that some varieties do better in other areas. Rosemary will do nicely in milder climates, such as those that are in the middle of the country. On the other hand, sage will only grow well in cooler areas, like the south.
Many gardeners choose containers for container gardening because they are attractive and can be placed almost anywhere. One of the most popular containers is using big planter boxes on raised beds. There are several reasons for this. First, using raised beds allows you to plant the same type of hearty plants year after year. Since herbs don’t like to go out of season they often do very well when they are planted in the same spot year after year.
They also make great planting beds for herbs with different heights. In addition, herbs like a rich soil that is slightly acidic, so they need less fertilizer. This makes for a cleaner garden because you aren’t adding more chemicals to the soil and using more dangerous fertilizers. Many gardeners use bone meal, blood meal, or a meal at around two pounds a pound.
There are other types of containers that make great choices for gardening as well, including planters with a mesh bottom. These make for a convenient place to plant vegetables, herbs, and flowering plants. Mesh pots are great for any type of garden, and there are even some raised gardening boxes that are made with mesh. Rosemary, thyme, lavender, and gardenia are all easily grown in a mesh pot, and there are many other herbs, flowers, and plants that can be used in a mesh pot. Just remember that these pots are usually smaller than traditional box planters, and some are only three inches deep.
If you are looking for a container for your gardening needs but you don’t want to pay a lot of money, you may want to look at concrete planter boxes. These are also popular and come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Concrete planters are an affordable way to provide your garden with the fresh herbs and veggies that you love. However, keep in mind that these are still large, bulky gardening containers, so if you don’t have a very large back yard you may not want to invest in one of these.
Big planter boxes, pots, and planters all provide you with a place for your plants to grow. If you enjoy a healthy garden that is rich in blooms, then these items are perfect for you. But remember that you do still need to water your plants, and you will still need to put some fertilizer on the soil. If you are going with a theme, such as a country theme or a beach theme, then choose pots that have a similar texture to the soil that you live in. That way your entire yard will look cohesive, and it will save you a little bit of extra work when it comes to watering.