Apartment dwellers, those who live in townhomes, or people who own a small condo can sometimes feel that gardening is out of their reach due to the lack of outdoor space. However, even those living in the tiniest places have gardening options! Container gardening is a growing trend and a great option for those who don’t have a yard or large patio. You can use many different containers, such as small planters, terra cotta pots in various sizes, and also creative plant growers like glazed ceramic pots. Just make sure that whatever container you use has a hole in the bottom for drainage.
There are also certain plants that tend to thrive better in small containers. Here is a list of the easiest plants to grow in your container garden, whether on your patio, deck or even on your kitchen windowsill.
Best flowers. If you want to have beautiful flowers on your patio or deck, there are many varieties that are ideal for small spaces. Geraniums, pansies, violets, petunias, marigolds, snapdragons, and zinnias are all lovely choices for a flower container garden.
Best herbs. Most herbs are pretty easy to grow no matter what size pot you’re using, but there are some that are hardy and easier to grow than others. Try planting the following herbs in your container garden: basil, thyme, rosemary, mint, parsley, and oregano.
Best vegetables. Many of those who have limited space for gardening don’t think they can grow vegetables using containers on a patio or deck, but that is a myth as well. You can grow many types of vegetables using container gardening, including cherry tomatoes, radishes, hot peppers, carrots, lettuce, squash, and eggplants.
Best fruits. Many fruits grow well in small containers and pots, such as strawberries, blueberries, and dwarf citrus plants.