You may not like the stress associated with gardening outside your home, so you decide to have an indoor garden. It is easy to make this decision, however, do you know how to plant indoors? What gardening pots do you plant with? How do you choose the right pots? You also have to know how to replant your indoor plants. Hence, this post discusses the factors to consider when choosing indoor gardening pots for your garden.
Size Of The Gardening Pots
You have to find the balance between your pot size and your plant size. If you choose a pot that’s too wide, the soil aerates slowly i.e it dries slowly. This may cause your plant roots to rot. If your plant is too big for the pot, it may not get exposed to enough nutrients.
Since the soil dries too quick in a small-sized gardening pot, you may need to constantly water your plant. Otherwise, your plant may get root-bound and ultimately have stunted growth.
To ensure optimal growth, choose a gardening pot that’s about the same size as the plant you want to accommodate. However, if you’re transplanting a plant too big for its current gardening pot, choose a new pot that’s at least two to four inches larger, depending on the rate of growth.
Material Used To Make The Gardening Pots
Gardening pots are commonly made with either plastic or terra cotta. Plastic gardening pots are cheap, light, colorful, and hold more water. However, gardening pots made with terra cotta are heavier, come at high costs, have beautiful patterns, and are porous. So, you will need to water plants in the terra cotta pots more frequently than you’ll water plants in plastic gardening pots.
Due to the lightness, plastic gardening pots are also easily hung from high places, or transferred. Terra cotta pots are mostly suitable for plants that need dry soil, and constant aeration, like orchids.
Drainage Hole In Gardening Pots
It is advisable to have at least one drainage hole in each of your gardening pots. This allows easy water removal, and efficient aeration.
However, for decorative purpose, you may consider making use of a pot with no drainage hole punched in. Instead, you should consider making use of a cachepot. A cachepot houses your gardening pot (with drainage hole), so that the drainage holes will not be visible on the exterior. The technique is termed ‘double potting’. You may use either plastic or terra cotta gardening pots with your cachepots.
Examples Of Ideal Gardening Pots
Full Depth Round Cylinder Pot
Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Wall Décor Set
Fox & Fern Plant Pots
Bloem Ariana Self Watering Planter
Self Aerating Self Watering High Drainage Planter Pot
Before investing in gardening pots for your indoor garden, you need to consider some factors. What size should you get? What pot material is suitable? We discuss the factors to consider when choosing indoor gardening pots for your garden.