Location for Container Gardening

In real estate and gardening alike, location is of critical importance. You may not always get a choice but if you do, try to locate your container garden in an area that:

  • receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day;
  • has good air circulation but is not too windy;
  • is close to a water source; and
  • has convenient access to tools and equipment.

Light is the most important of the above considerations by far. Most plants require at least 6 hours of sunlight per day so choose your location accordingly if possible. If you’re gardening indoors, South facing windows offer the most light. If gardening location options are limited, you can always supplement the sunlight received by your Indoor garden with artificial growlights designed to mimic natural sunlight. These are readily available at most garden centres and hydroponic supply stores.

location for container gardening
locations for container gardening

If you’re gardening outdoors, keep track of shadows cast by the house, trees, railings, and any other obstacles. If such obstacles are unavoidable, consider gardening in elevated or mobile containers in order to ensure that your plants receive sufficient sunlight. Containers are very versatile and are one of the most flexible gardening solutions to suit all conditions and spaces. They will easy adapt to your gardening needs.

Location Hardiness Map

The North America Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a particular location.

Location for Container Gardening- hardiness map