Introduction to Container Gardening

From pushing out pests to mapping out a beautiful, bountiful garden – this guide unveils all the secrets, how-tos, and common mistakes every first-time gardener needs to navigate!

How long have you been wanting to try your hand at gardening?

When you garden, you get the chance to improve your green thumb, enjoy fresh produce, and feel the fulfillment of caring for something. It’s no wonder why millions of people pursue it in their free time!

If you’ve tried gardening before, you might realize that it isn’t exactly a walk in the park. From watering and sunlight exposure – to fertilizer quality and mapping out planting layouts – caring for plants can be much more complicated than you’d expect.

In comes container gardening  a beginner-friendly solution to a newbie’s troubles.

If you don’t have the space, time, or budget to dive deep into developing and caring for an expansive garden, container gardening offers a way to care for plants without taking up hours of your time daily.

According to the National Gardening Association in the United States, about 1 in 3 American households grow food at home. That’s nearly 35% of American families!

If you’ve experienced problems or have struggled with keeping even the smallest of gardens alive, don’t fear – millions of people stand right beside you and have experienced similar situations!

As an alternative that is easier to maintain (but just as fulfilling!), container gardening holds a lot of practice and learning experiences for new gardeners!

In Introduction to Container Gardening, you will discover:

  • The 7 best vegetables to grow in a container
  • How to avoid turning your herbs into yet another wilted failure – enjoy fresh flavors all year round
  • How you can reap the benefits of a well-cared-for container garden
  • Tips and tricks that even a first-time gardener will understand – and an expert green thumb will still benefit from
  • How you can prevent your plants from drowning, and give them the right amount of water instead
  • What containers are the best home for your plants
  • Plant-specific optimal conditions to give your plant the best, longest life that it can possibly live

And much more.

Gardening no longer has to be complicated. With a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide like Introduction to Container Gardening, you can redeem yourself from a past of wilted plants – no knees in the dirt, sore fingers, or sunburn required!

Whether it’s your apartment, balcony, sill of a kitchen window, or front porch, container gardening can bring the joys of gardening right to the tip of your fingers.

Handling Pests

Madison Pierce here, in my experience as a gardener, there’s just no getting around pests. Of course, you don’t want to go out into your garden with an Armegeddon approach and obliterate all creatures and critters. Some insects are actually quite valuable for your garden, especially if you’re growing plants that need some help with pollination. Even more so if you have other pests – yes, some insects will make a meal of other more harmful ones. So there’s a lot to think about there. Below I’ve outlined my product suggestions for the best “store bought” products to tackle these pesky pests.

Neem Oil can be used for aphids and spider mites

Monterey Worm & Caterpillar Killer  – caterpillars and worm type insects, such as cabbage looper, bagworm, gypsy moth, fall cankerworm, elm spanworm and many more.

Ortho Bug-Geta can be used for snails and slugs

Natria Insecticidal Soap Organic  – kills aphids, mealybugs, mites, white flies, and more

Monterey Horticultural Oil – aphids, leaf miners, leafhoppers, trips, spider mites, scales, whiteflies, mealybugs and many more. It gives poor control for caterpillars & worms. However, it does control eggs of all insects.

Garden Safe – Houseplant and Garden Insect Killer – can be used for aphids, beetles, caterpillars, ants, mealybugs, mites, leafhoppers, scale, thrips, fungus gnats, whitefly, adelgids, plant bugs

Book on Citrus Trees

We’re absolutely thrilled to know that one of our avid gardeners, Madison Pierce has published a book on “How To Successfully Grow & Garden Citrus Fruit Trees Using Pots & Containers” and is now available on Amazon.

In the pages of this book, you will learn all about the needs of a citrus tree, including requirements for light, humidity, fertilizer, water, air circulation, pests, diseases, and how to identify what’s wrong with a tree when it’s not thriving.

In Successfully Grow & Garden Citrus Fruit Trees Using Pots and Containers, you will learn the following:

  • Choosing the right citrus tree for you
  • Selecting the correct pots and containers
  • Planting requirements and tips
  • Tips for potted citrus trees (how to make your tree thrive) 
  • Tree-specific care instructions
  • Common pests and diseases and how to treat them
  • Transplanting a potted citrus tree into the garden

And a bonus chapter on How to Espalier!

Don’t waste any more time to get started with your very own potted citrus orchard. Grab a copy of Successfully Grow & Garden Citrus Fruit Trees Using Pots and Containers to learn everything you need to get to work today!