Tips for Creating a Container Garden: Plant

Tip #5: Plant the Container

While you might think this will be the hardest part, it's actually not difficult at all.

  1. Fill your container with soil up to an inch or so from the top. 
  2. Mix in your fertilizer if your soil doesn't already have it. Be sure to follow the manufacturers instructions. Mix it in well.
  3. Carefully remove the plants from their nursery pots.
  4. Dig a hole for each plant, making sure the plant will not sit too far down in the soil.
  5. Fill in around the plants with soil. Don't cover the crown.
  6. Water generously. If the soil settles down too far, add a bit more around the plants.

And that's it! You now have a beautiful container to admire.