Container gardening may seem like a new concept that has stemmed out from the need of people living in urban areas with lack of space for a regular garden. But you’ll be surprised to know that it dates back to thousands of years ago in ancient Rome and Egypt. Hanging Gardens of Babylon sounds familiar to you?
Nowadays, many people opt for container gardening for various reasons. For one, it’s ideal for beginners. It’s simpler and much easier to maintain. And if all else fail, there’s no need to re-seed the lawn.
Controlling plant disease is also easier. For example, if one plant gets fungus, you don’t have to worry about it spreading to the other plants. And because it’s a small-scale gardening, it requires much less time and energy from you. No back-breaking soil tilling and other gardening chores.
Container gardens are also portable. If you’re constantly moving from one place to another, this would be a more convenient gardening method for you.
It’s also ideal for indoor setting. If you don’t have enough space in your yard, or you don’t have a yard at all, you can still have your garden inside the comforts of your home.
Of course, it also has some downsides. It means limited growth for your plants, and because there is more moisture in the soil, you’ll need to water more frequently. But these are minor cons that are outweighed by the bigger pros.