Your container soil is really important. If you’re having a hard time choosing, pick one that is labeled for containers. It will hold the right amount of water, nutrients, and air to ensure the best possible plants.
Want to use a really big container but don’t want to use tons of soil? Turn over a plastic or clay pot in the bottom to displace some of the soil. You’ll save on soil, water, and your container will weigh less, too.
Plan your container according to the size of plants you want to put in it. Even plants in containers need room to grow. Plants that don’t have to fight with each other for their necessities tend to perform better in the long run.
Containers that are really full, very small, or in sunny and windy places will need water more often. Time your watering so that your plants are fully hydrated before the sun hits them. These plants will be better able to withstand the rigors of life in a pot.
Container plants need regular feeding. You can add a sustained-release fertilizer that may feed for much of the season or add soluble fertilizer to your water.