Like just about everything else, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to container gardening:
- Fewer weeds – it’s truly what inspired me to move to containers.
- Mobility – you can move them around whenever you feel the urge for something different!
- Great decorations for patios and decks, but also can be used in gardens and yards as accents.
- Potting soil can go into your compost at the end of the season. I find it really helps my underutilized compost pile, and ultimately ends up amending my garden beds!
- Requires more diligence in watering and fertilizing.
- Probably a little more expensive because of soil potting mix and those inevitable new containers that you must have!
- You’ve gotta wash the containers at the end of each season to get ready for next year. Ugh.
- I tend to do a little more heave-hoing because of moving the baskets and pots all around. Oh well, it’s worth it.
- Container storage in the winter – my garage gets fuller each year as I accumulate more containers. It’s not a pretty sight right now!