Things To Avoid

What kind of containers NOT to use

One of the great things about container gardening is that you can put a plant in just about anything and call it a container. But, before you go trying to be the exception that proves the rule - here are a few exceptions:
  • Don't use a container with a tiny opening at the top - it limits air circulation and makes it difficult to water.
  • Don't use a very shallow container - it will dry out quickly.
  • Don't use a dark colored pot in a warm weather area - it will dry out the soil and overheat your plant.
  • Don't use a container that has no holes in it for drainage.
  • Don't use a container that previously held any chemicals or caustic materials.
  • Don't use anything that's alive and not in full agreement about being a container, as a container.
  • Don't put plants in things that don't belong to you.
  • Don't use a container that's biodegradable and will spill plant and dirt everywhere mid-season.