How to Garden in Planters

By Acme Homes 5-13-2020

This time of year usually means that gardens are starting up left and right. As the world continues to change there are more and more people thinking about starting their own garden. The trouble is that not everyone has the space for it. So, what if you want to start a garden in planters? What can you plant and what do you have to look out for? Acme Homes wants to help every homeowner when it comes to making sure that you have a garden that is healthy and producing results.


You might be thinking that you can get just any planter and start your garden with some soil in it. There is a lot more involved though to make sure that you’re getting food that is good for you without any chemicals. What do we mean? Well, not all plastics are food safe. The food you’re trying to grow can actually absorb bad chemicals. This means that you need to do a bit of research as far as what plastic your planters are made of. After doing a bit of research you might decide that you just want to go with fabric planters because of how well plants do in them. Be mindful that some of these fabric planters are made out of the recycled plastic that you’re trying to avoid. They also can have lead in the fabric and you don’t want your plants to absorb that either. In short, you need to do some research on which would be the best for you and your family.


One thing that you want to be mindful of is that you don’t have to go very far to get some food you can plant. There are several vegetables that you can cut a part of them off and put them in the soil, after doing so they will start roots again and grow. This is the most economical and assured way you’ll get a crop. However, you can plant your garden just using seeds. Be mindful that not everything you will plant will make it so, plant extra knowing that.

You might be hesitant to plant outside because of the climate, animals, and bugs. This is understandable. You’ll want to make sure that where you plant will ensure your plants safety. Keep in mind that there is nothing wrong with doing your garden in the basement with some grow lights. The upside to this is that you won’t have a “season”. You’ll be able to grow all year round!

Acme Homes loves that there are so many homeowners who are wanting to have a green thumb. We understand that having your own home allows you the space to do this. If you’re looking at buying a home, then take a look at the ones we have here. They are made out of quality materials with the best workmanship possible. Give us a call today to set up a time to tour one of our homes!