Container Gardening: Houseplants for Clean Air & Food: An Essential Guide to Container Gardening for Beginners
Humans and other animals have evolved over millions of years in the presence of plants. Over these years, we have developed a relation of codependence with the plants.But with forests being cut down every day to sustain the human population, there is only one way to keep this relation of... show more
Humans and other animals have evolved over millions of years in the presence of plants. Over these years, we have developed a relation of codependence with the plants.But with forests being cut down every day to sustain the human population, there is only one way to keep this relation of coexistence going- By making place for plants in our cities and homes. I, for one, do not consider a house complete unless it has plenty of plants, outside and inside. You can have all the costly furnishing in your home, but that stuff isn’t alive. It doesn’t breathe. It does nothing to promote your health. It does nothing nourish you with healthy air and food. And as far as aesthetics go, synthetics cannot compare to real plants. I believe I have said enough. If what I just said makes sense to you, it is time to introduce a few plants where you live. Gardening if of many types, but the most versatile and flexible type is, by far, container gardening. Container gardening has become popular because of the land constraints in our cities. Land is costly and not everyone can have a full blown farm outside their house. Another reason is that you cannot have a traditional garden indoors. And as far as air cleaning goes, you need to have the plants indoors, else it would be pointless. In most cities, the amount of toxins and carbon dioxide in the air is slightly higher than what is ideal for the body, and since we spend most of our time at home, container gardening indoor with air cleaning plants gets the job done.So, in a nutshell, plants give you food to eat, air to breathe, cost almost nothing, make your house look colorful and beautiful, and demand very little care. Sounds too good to be true right? It is!If food doesn’t fascinate you, how about exotic flowers? There are so many species on plants on this earth that most of them haven’t even been discovered yet. And all that variety of flora at your disposal, each species having different benefits, make container gardening a fun venture. “Which plant so I get next?” is a question that should I love to ask myself, and if you’re going to start this practice, you’ll start doing do too.To be honest, container gardening isn’t a craft that would require a book with hundreds of pages. All you really need is the basics and you’ll learn as you go. This book will provide you with all the basic info you’ll need to know about soil, watering, feeding, and eliminating pests and weed.This book will also provide you basic info about aesthetics of the garden. Health and safety concerns with regard to eating your own plants are also addressed. Once you’re done with this book, you’ll be ready to start a beautiful container garden of your own. Let us dive right into it then!