Growing Gains: Using Pots to Grow Your Garden
Aside from their beauty, there are so many ways to use our ceramic pots in your home and garden. Here are a handful of the reasons that we love potting!
The multipurpose versatility of pots is always on display at your local Tacoma Boys Market and H&L Produce. While we are proud of the selection of pots that we offer, we know that the many uses of pots is what gives them so many great selling features.
Potting It All
Perhaps the most obvious reason we have pots throughout Tacoma Boys is their versatility. Pots have endless uses as stand alone art, in-home decor, stylized function for your garden, water features around your home, and so many more uses. Here are a few that we are especially excited about.
What’s better than growing a garden? Growing a nice garden that starts with beautiful pots. And all that these starts really need from their host pot is room to grow and proper drainage. That will be a theme to all of these potting options. At least a single hole at the bottom of any pot is needed for planting of any kind. And where produce is concerned, proper moisture, fertilizer, and appropriate sun and shade will make for a tremendous garden.
Hanging Basket Hosts
This might qualify as more of a gardening hack, but we like it for the family that wants the curb appeal of beautiful landscaping, but struggles to find the time to garden appropriately. So for the gardener in a hurry, finding a deeper pot that you can place a mature hanging basket inside of, plastic pot and all, is a brilliant way to get instant gardening gratification. The plastic pot should drain, and the residual water will drain out of the bottom of the ceramic pot. If you have more questions, watch the video we’ve attached here, from Paul Heist, the owner of Tacoma Boys.
Seed Planting – Flowers & Flowering Plants
At Tacoma Boys, we are certainly partial to plants. And for the adventurous gardener that wants to grow their own, pots are fantastic hosts for annuals and perennials of all kinds. We particularly like Nemesia and Gerbera daisies, but there are so many more kinds of flowers to choose from. And if you find yourself with some care questions, give us a call or check out our previous article on caring for hanging baskets.
One of the best uses for pots, and a good plan no matter where you live, is herb gardening. Whether you’re living in an apartment with one window near the sink or in a house with a yard, herb gardening is a crossover of beauty and function. If you consider yourself a foodie or an aspiring chef, fresh herbs will certainly take your home meals to the next level and offer beneifts well beyond their enticing aromas and vibrant colors.
While there are a lot of herbs to choose from, the fresh herb staples that you might want to begin growing are oregano, mint, thyme, basil, and rosemary.
Did you know that there are a host of plants, herbs, and flowers that keep pests at bay? If you’re looking to ward off mosquitos, add basil to your herb garden, or consider a pot full of lemon balm. You could also bring in beautiful flowers like marigolds and lavender, as well as greenery like catnip and citronella to keep mosquitoes away from your home and outdoor seating areas. Many other herbs work to repel unwanted insects and bugs, like ants, flies, and spiders.
You can use pots to make art, ward off invading critters, start you garden, or liven up your landscaping. And for aggressively growing plants, pots are a smart way to keep them contained, avoiding a yard takeover.
For tips on gardening and planting of all kinds, always check us out in our blog section of our Tacoma Boys website.