Both via the web, in virtual stores and in garden centers, you will find a wide variety of balcony pots able to satisfy all the needs of the plant. First, you need to think about the specific needs of the plant. There are plants that suffer from the heat, others that fear the cold, still others that want mild temperatures, still others that cannot stand tight spaces. Well, before you even think about the technology the world of balcony pots has designed to ensure that the plants are good, also think about the placement and space that you will give to your plants in their containers. Choose them of excellent quality plastic, possibly of Italian origin because some brands of foreign pots have a strange smell that inevitably suggests the use of recycled and above all waste plastic. The materials of this plastic, many times are toxic for the roots that little by little, could absorb the harmful agents of this rather sneaky material. In the same way as we humans, we are afraid of letting food come into contact with containers of undoubted origin, so plants should not be placed in healthy environments. Always use excellent soil mixed with peat. In fact, not only the pots are important but also the elements you use to plant the plants. To think about the health of plants, it is necessary to have the main basis which are precisely the vases that today fortunately offer a thousand possibilities of placement.
If your balcony is of considerable size and you intend to grow vegetables as well as flowers, opt for those rectangular box pots, tall, sturdy and above all spacious where you can plant vegetables, bulbs and even small fruit trees naturally observing the techniques for those who grow in pots and not in the garden. They are large pots with saucer for water drainage and easy to move. Of course you have been informed and you know that some plants suffer from the heat, others fear the cold and still others do not like to receive gusts of current. For their safety, it is necessary to move these large containers in secluded places or place them directly in direct sunlight. There are infinite qualities and quantities, the choice is really vast and immediately reaches the purpose for which you want to use it. For example, if you like to grow a vegetable garden on the balcony and you need not only box pots but also a support for climbing vegetables such as tomatoes, there is no need to put up trellises or DIY grids. There are already those pots that are equipped with a fixed grid. This vase is very useful for growing plants such as climbing tomatoes or to be used as a planter to accommodate plants such as ivy, wisteria or jasmine. They are useful for this purpose and above all they give a sense of order to the place where they are placed. They also become a valid element that appears as a piece of furniture. The box pots have multiple shapes suitable for all tastes. The qualities of the materials are all excellent of course, avoiding those of undoubted origin. The most requested vase by almost all enthusiasts is the rectangular planter with wooden grid. Warm, certainly with a very rustic and comfortable look, this vase is always the one most used on almost all balconies. It is waterproof and therefore does not allow water to escape and is also available in various colors. The fact remains that it can be repainted in any particular shade when it needs the usual annual maintenance. In this case, the balcony planter must be emptied, cleaned with a hard bristle brush to remove traces of soil, painted again with acrylic paints for wood, wiped with a polishing liquid and it will be ready to face a new year with the same ones. plants or with new crops. However, maintenance is not necessary, let’s say that those who, due to excess of zeal, want to practice it, always find a vase that appears shiny and perfect as if it were new.
You also have no idea of the hard work behind planning and structuring the vessels. There are agronomists and agricultural experts who study to ensure that the plants live in an environment suitable and above all suitable for their life. Plants are very delicate organisms and need extreme and daily care if you really want to boast of having a balcony worthy of being admired. There are some species of plants that do not like being in company for the simple fact that they want to space their roots and want to have a predominant territory. If this desire of theirs is not fulfilled, as a penalty there is almost always the death by suffocation of the plant or of the one next to it that holds it in the grip of its roots that, expanding, suffocate it. Also very useful for promoting the growth of seedlings in the process of germinating or seeds, these pots with double, triple or quadruple bottoms, are also used when you want to sprout a small sketch of a seedling and then pass it into a larger pot. Usually the very tender shoots are purchased in garden centers and then planted in these pots and finally when they appear very robust, they are transferred and buried in the pot you want. The same operation must be carried out with the seeds of any plant you want to take root in the ground, be it a vegetable or a flowering plant. The element is buried in the special compartment, watered, waits for it to grow and sprout and then it is transferred and passed into the pot for which you have destined the plant. Extremely modern in design, these vases have different and very elegant shapes. They can even be placed on the balcony railing without fear of falling due to gusts of wind or very strong drafts. They have an excellent draining effect through the use of expanded clay which is spread on the bottom of the pot which is then covered with soil. If the area where the pot is exposed is subject to continuous rain, it is necessary to drill the pot with the tip of a drill to allow the water to drain better. The saucers have a raised edge and prevent water stagnation under the vase. The dimensions of these vases are varied. It starts with small pots such as those mentioned above suitable for plants in the bud phase and much larger pots where to plant already adult plants that still want to be alone. And here, you can give space to your creativity because you can create truly beautiful compositions by combining plant species that usually, if put together in a single vase, would not be able to survive. You can combine shrubs or mini trees, with hanging or climbing flowering plants using supports and grates that you will insert in the pot in question. You can even create compositions that see succulents live together with very delicate herbaceous plants. A real outlet for your creativity!
The manufacturers of balcony pots love to please the customer so that he can not only have fun with his passionate hobby but also decorate the balcony with modern and odd shaped vases. In fact, if you make your passion coincide with design, everything will be done so that your balcony, also thanks to outdoor furniture such as umbrellas, chairs, tables and armchairs with white cushions, can become a perfect oasis of green even in the heart. of a chaotic and hectic city. If the balcony is equipped with structural columns, there are those tall and long granite vases that can contain plants such as saplings that can reach up to the ceiling. An excellent idea of outdoor furniture are ceramic pots with the most absurd shapes that can contain delicate flowering herbaceous plants or even saplings and robust plants. It all depends on their size and the element you want to place in the vase. They are circular, rectangular or square vases that satisfy the tastes of every enthusiast. Some companies have even devised a vase in a vase with characteristic Christmas designs. They are pots that cover the normal container of the plant and are purchased to measure. Those who are more attentive to outdoor furniture can buy these elements and turn the balcony into a magical place that recalls those snowy and fantastic places that Santa Claus crosses with his sleigh. They are vases equipped with Christmas decorations such as reindeer pulling the sleigh, snow men with a very funny look and red or white poinsettias. In short, even your balcony can become one of those enchanting places that have something magical and special.
One of the doubts that can affect more frequently those who garden and have pots, when they have to renew their own, is to understand if plastic pots or resin pots are better and why. Any person who has looked for vases will have noticed the different prices that these two types of vases have.
Resin pots are much more expensive than plastic pots and obviously behind this price there are a number of very appreciable features of these pots. In fact, resin pots are much more resistant than plastic ones and do not get damaged if they are exposed to cold, frost and bad weather. Plastic pots, on the other hand, suffer a lot from cold, frost and water damage. They are almost always light plastics and the lower cost of these vases is obviously reflected in a lower quality.