However, when compared, there are some materials that are considerably better and easier to use -- particularly for folks who are just getting into container gardening. Containers made from cheap plastic will ofttimes weaken and fade away in the sunshine. Although lightweight, this type of plastic was not designed for lasting useage.
It is important that whatever container you use for your herb or flower garden, the surfaces are thoroughly cleaned before anything is planted. This becomes even more important if the container you acquire is secondhand, just in case prior plantings were possibly diseased.
One great thing about container gardening is that you are able to move the pots around to more favorable locations if they don't thrive in a particular spot. Plants can be established indoors, then easily moved to larger pots and placed outdoors when the time is appropriate.
William Ellis has learned the art of saving money in all aspect of his life. Learning about container gardening was a bonus for him. He initially made the mistake of spending too much money.
William has put together this book mainly as a way to show garden lovers how they can continue to do what they love to do -- but at a much lower cost. For those who are just starting in container gardening, you'll learn how to avoid spending ridiculous sums of money on container gardening.
William also gives details of how to spend mere pennies when you start your plant from seeds. Compare this to several dollars it will cost to purchase plants as seedlings. He recommends you make the compost yourself.
You can further save money by reducing the amount of garbage you dispose of. William admits he has made many mistakes in container gardening. He provides a list of those mistakes you might encounter -- so you can avoid them.