Plants growing in the ground can find their own water and nutrients. In containers, watering, feeding and making sure the plants have enough root space is down to us, which requires some extra care. But with so many pot styles to choose from, in all different shapes and sizes, there is little limitation on what you are able to grow, making the effort well worth it.
Water is key. Pots have limited resources of water and, particularly in the summer, will dry out fast. Regular watering of containers when it’s hot and dry is crucial. Overwatering can also kill so never leave plants sitting in drip trays full of water for long periods.
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