Lots of RVers like to have plants and vegetables growing around them as they camp or travel through. It’s a wonderful hobby for those with a green thumb and doesn’t take much to get started.
Deciding on the best container for a specific type of plant is crucial to its success. You could severely stunt the development of the plant by choosing the wrong pot. While the size of the pot is important, the materials it is made from is even more so.
If you’re planting an herb bush you may decide on a big wooden container. Wood is particularly appealing for use in growing plants that can continue growing for many seasons. Wooden containers are best for bigger plants in highly visible regions of your campsite. They can be the more expensive choice, however, though they are quite durable.
Be careful not to choose a pot that is treated on the interior. The chemicals could leach into the ground or be found in your edibles. Plastic pots are most likely the best choice for container gardening. They are more affordable than wood, lighter, and can be just as durable. You might also use them as starter containers and switch to decorative wood containers after your plant has established itself.
Fired ceramic pots are another great alternative. The sturdy ones can last for many years. They’re generally glazed on the exterior for a stylish appearance but non-glazed on the interior so as not to damage the plant or contaminate the soil.
You can also use containers you find around the house. An old mailbox might look sweet when it spills with hens & chicks or an old tea kettle can be put to good use as well. You can see some creative ideas for selecting unique containers for you garden at Clever Plant Container Ideas. You may find that you enjoy your RV container garden even more if you don’t use traditional containers and, instead, choose fun items from your home. Just be sure they provide proper drainage, are chemical-free, and will last under the weather conditions for the summer.
We want your camping experience to feel like home away from home. For plant lovers, that means having a small garden to tend. These ideas might be perfect for you.