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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Metal Plant Pot Holders For Container Gardening

Container gardening is a popular way to grow plants and vegetables if you are short on space. You can choose your planting spot on your balcony, rooftop or front porch. The first step is to choose from a list of plants that grow well in your region. Visit your local agriculture department’s website to find this information.

Soil and Water

The condition of your plant’s soil determines its health. Purchase the type of soil that is suggested by the seed manufacturer on the label. It is important that your plant holders have holes in the bottom for good drainage. You can even add a few rocks or gravel to encourage drainage. Make sure you give your plants the right amount of water each day. Overwatering is one of the main causes of failure in container gardening. The soil should feel slightly moist and not dry.


Plants need a combination of sunlight, good soil, and water for good health. Make sure your plants get at least six to seven hours of sunlight each day. The best part about container gardening is the fact that you can move your plants in and out of the sun as recommended by the type of plant.

Plant Food

You can buy plant fertilizers at your local nursery. Ask for advice about the different types of fertilizers that work best with the types of plants you grow. Compost is the best organic material that you can feed your plants. Start a compost pile with dried leaves, branches or wood chips. Add coffee filters, shredded newspaper or cotton rags. You can also add fruit and vegetable scraps with water to start the composting process. Use a shovel or rake to turn the pile every few days.


Metal plant pot holders are a great way to keep your plants in the sun for the required six to eight hours that most plants need. Black wrought iron metal will look great holding flowers, vegetables or seasonings. If you plan to keep your potholders outdoors during all four seasons, be sure to coat the metal with products that resist rust and corrosion.


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