Choosing the right and the best pot can be a maker or breaker for the aspiration of a healthy, happy plant. Which is why it plays such a huge part and adds to its growth. And it is due to this aspect that it is important for every gardener to make sure that they have the best suited pot for their plants.
In this article, we take you across several common questions asked by beginner gardeners and even skilled! Questions as simple as how to plant in a pot, what pot size should one use, use a plastic pot or another material of pot, repotting, self-watering pots, outdoor and indoor pots, we cover it all.
Not every plant is the same and just because of this, not every plant needs to retain the water it gets. Some plants do, while others dont. Which is why a drainage system is important in your pots. The drainage system is a small hole usually on the bottom of your plants pot. It drains any excess water out so your soil is at the moisture it needs to be.
If your planter doesnt have a hole in it,you can either drill one in or look for a pot that has a drainage hole. This too depends on the kind of plant you have, a smaller drainage hole should suffice for a plant that needs water retention and moisture in its soil as mentioned before.
And similarily, a bigger drainage system with either a bigger hole or multiple small holes should be perfect to keep the soil dry and aerated for a plant that doesnt need alot of water retention.
It is this system that decides how much and how often should you be watering your plants. Which bring us to, are self watering pots good or bad?
They do save time, and promote the health root growth as well as retain the nutrients from the soil to the root. However, this system doesnt always work for all kinds of plants. And it also can act as a breeding ground for mosquitos. Which can be dangerous for you, and kill away your plants.
Keep all of these factors in mind while shopping for your next pot for your planter. And i assure you, it will prove itself to be the best decision youve made for your dear plant. Happy gardening!