Nearly 4m people of us now live in rented accommodation and with rising house prices, the emergence of ‘generation rent’ shows no signs of slowing down.
This means that more and more people are looking for a garden that’s portable and could be transferred to a new home easily.
This shouldn’t mean that you are restricted in what you can grow though. With a little imagination and thought, you should be able to grow anything you want, whether that be flowers, fruit, herbs, salad and even vegetables.
These are our top tips for creating a portable garden:
- Pots, containers and hanging baskets are your new best friends. Don’t choose pots that are too large or heavy to move when filled with compost.
- Choose varieties of vegetables and fruits that are compact and therefore suitable for growing in pots and containers.
- Pots and container are more susceptible to drought, so take care to ensure that your pots and containers get enough water. Use a specialist compost that protects against drought, such as Gro-Sure Easy Containers Compost.
- Grow tomatoes (and vegetables) in a Gro-Sure Tomato Gro-Pack. This is a small, lightweight planter that is suitable for one plant. Perfect for a small patio or even a balcony!
- Don’t forget to feed your plants and flowers. This is especially important for pots and containers as they don’t have access to nutrients in the soil. Read our ‘how to feed your plants’ guide to find out more.