This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.
In the case of full disclosure, I just want everyone to know that I have a brown thumb! Â It might be a brown with a ting of green in it, but that’s only because I have learned my lesson got some help. 😉 Â If you can grow things from seeds and an avid gardener this post is not for you. Â It’s for the rest of us who forget to water, then over water, and plant things in the wrong spot…
I have learned a few tricks about container planting, nothing like rocket science, but it has saved me time, money and frustration.
1. Â Use a good soil. Â I have been using Miracle-Gro. Â I prefer the Moisture Control Potting Mix. Â I will go a day (or two) during the summer and forget to water, so this helps keep the plants alive when I’m forgetful.
2. Â Buy the hanging plants. (You know the one’s in the cheap plastic containers.) Â They are generally a moreÂ economicalÂ way to get an instant full look…AND super easy, no brainers.
Just pop them out of their “basket” and break the roots up a little bit before you transfer them.
3. Â GroupÂ multipleÂ container, atÂ differentÂ heights, together. Â This will give youÂ dimensionÂ and different colors and textures. Â Basically, it’s more interesting!
4. Â “Feed” themÂ regularly. Â Last year, I bought the LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit.Â It was so easy to use and we left it attached to our hose all season. Â I definitely noticed a difference.
Miracle-GroÂ has started The Gro Project to help us all out!
Any tricks up your sleeve that you would like to share with me? Â I could use all the help I can get…like why myÂ hydrangeasÂ won’t grow? 🙂
To see more great outdoor projects, check outÂ Â The Gro ProjectÂ and follow their fun garden projects on Pinterest.Â It’s a great place from gardners (and people like me!) to come together and share gardening storeis! 😉
We need all the help we can get. We have some of the worst soil out where we live. So much alcoli, looks like it snowed out here. We tried to amend the soil couple years ago to grow some veggies, not happenin’. Now we only go with container planting. I take it back the one thing that does grow really well, our hens/chicks we brought with us from KY. Some of them died off this winter as it was very cold for very long time, even during the day. We live about 18 miles west of Grand Junction, CO close to UT border. We keep trying tho as we’re really sick of paying outrageous prices for tomatoes, little green onions and green peppers. Love to go out pick me a tomato or green pepper, munch away.