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Creative Ideas for Planters to Spruce Up Your Space

The correct size of the planters is very important as it can   seriously affect the health of your plants.    You need a pot large enough to comfortably house your plants.  Otherwise, there is a risk that your   plant’s growth will be affected.    However, it can’t be too big either, as this increases the likelihood   of root rot and poor soil as the soil doesn’t dry out quickly   enough.

  • When choosing a planter, measure the diameter of the roots of your   plant and the planter itself. You have to Choose a planter with   a diameter that is at least 1.5 times larger than your plant’s root   diameter.

  • For example If the diameter of your plant’s roots is   about 4 inches, you’ll need a planter that is at least 6 inches in   diameter.

  • Your plant will almost definitely grow out of its current planter,   so will you have to be prepared to pot it again at some point.

  • If it is a slow growing plant, you only need to   enlarge 1 inch or 2 inches in diameter, but if your   Plant grows at a fairly rapid rate, you need to increase in   size by 2 inches to 4 inches every time.

  • For more stationary planters like raised beds, you will   have to plan a little ahead – Calculate the   rough diameter of each plant, then leave at least as much space between the   plants, more if they are growing quickly.

  • For example, If your plants are 2 inches in   diameter, leave at least 2 inches in the raised bed between each   plant.  This allows them   to grow safely without invading each other’s trunk space.

  • If you are growing plants with shallow   rootsAs with vegetables, you can get away with a fairly short   raised bed of only about roughly 10 inches in   height.

  • If you are Worry about rodents getting to your   plants, invest in a raised bed that is at least 18 inches high   – Things like mice or rabbits cannot easily reach your plants and will soon   give up trying.

  • To the elderly or people with back   problemsIt is recommended to get raised beds that are   at least 22 cm high.  This higher height prevents you from   bending down too far in the garden, which reduces the risk of back   pain.