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39+ Easy and Cheap Container Gardening Ideas (2024)

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These cheap container gardening ideas are an easy way to spruce up your garden or outdoor space without breaking the bank.

From repurposed containers to beautiful plant combinations, enjoy these creative ideas to spruce up your garden the easy way!

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As soon as the warmer weather hits I get antsy to add colorful flowers to my balcony and update my vertical herb garden.

Last year was the first year with my balcony herb garden and I loved having it.

These are the exact self-watering hanging planters I used and they worked great.

Plus, they are very reasonably priced.

Because space is limited on my balcony, I’ve learned a lot about container gardening and wanted to share some of those tricks with you.

So today is all about sharing tips and lots of ideas for creating your own container garden. First, let’s start with the basics.

What is Container Gardening?

Container gardening is the practice of cultivating plants, vegetables and flowers in pots, tubs, baskets, upcycled containers or any container you can imagine.

It’s popular in urban areas, balconies or small city courtyards where there is not a lot of garden space.

Whether you’re growing herbs for your kitchen, adding colorful flowers to brighten your doorstep, or even planting dwarf fruit trees to harvest on your patio, container gardening offers endless possibilities.

These ideas are great for both seasoned gardeners and those just dipping their toes into the world of greenery.

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Now get ready to explore these budget-friendly tips and tricks and learn how to maximize your outdoor area’s potential and unleash your inner green thumb. Enjoy!

39+ Easy and Cheap Container Gardening Ideas

Take a look at the following articles to see all of the beautiful container gardens, each with a DIY tutorial so you can make your own.

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What is the best soil for container gardening?

It is best to use an organic, compost-based potting mix because it offers a good balance of moisture retention and water drainage.

How often do I need to water my container garden?

Container plants generally need to be watered daily. During really hot weather, you may need to even water twice a day. Soil in pots dries out much faster than soil in the ground. 

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Tuesday 16th of April 2024

So many wonderful ideas! It's warm and sunny here today and has me excited for planting the flowers and garden!

Michelle James

Tuesday 16th of April 2024

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. It is beautiful here too! So excited for planting season!

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