Tips for Creating a Container Garden: Keeping them Alive

Tip #6: Keep Your Plant Alive

Now comes the hard part: keeping that lovely container alive. Watering the correct amount is the key. How do you know how much to water? Stick your finger into the soil down to the second knuckle. If it still feels moist, wait. Your soil needs to be damp, not wet. And while the top soil may seem dry, the soil beneath may still be moist. Remember that small pots will probably need more frequent watering. Weather also plays a part. Be diligent about watching and you will be rewarded with pots that not only survive, but thrive.