7 container gardening essentials: make the most of a small garden

Container gardening is the perfect option for those with small gardens. These are the essentials you need to cultivate your container garden

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Container gardening is ideal for those with a small outdoor space. You can grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in pots, tubs and barrels without the need for large beds. It's an easy way to bring variety to any garden, and is a great option for patios, even if you do have a bigger outdoor space. Plants grown in containers are portable, meaning you can move them according to the weather conditions and where they look best. This is particularly useful for those with smaller outdoor space, as you can move plants aside to create space for a barbecue or lounger on sunny day. 

For an eye-catching display, you can plant a variety of species in one container, such as a mixture of herbs or flowers. Check out our guide to container gardening and take a look at the 10 easiest fruit and vegetables to grow in containers

Take a look at this assortment of planters perfect for cultivating a gorgeous, functional container garden, with plant hanger, wall planter and plant pot options for every style and budget. 

Gracie Oaks Aliza 6-Piece Metal Wall Planter Set | $127.99 at Wayfair
Vertical planting is a clever way of making the most of wall space where you're lacking in garden. This planter set is designed for herbs, and would go great on a balcony or even your kitchen wall. View Deal

Organic Hanging Cherry Tomato Growing Kit | Was $29.99, now $16.99 at Wayfair
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- This kit lets you grow organic tomatoes absolutely anywhere. It comes with an eco-fabric growing bag, nylon rope for hanging, quart of coco-potting soil, shovel and, of course, seeds.View Deal

Lucca Self Watering Planter with Saucer | $6.99 at Target
This smart planter comes with a water reservoir which holds and gradually disperses moisture to the plant as it's needed. It's made of plastic and has pre-drilled drainage holes and a matching saucer tray to capture excess water. View Deal

Outsunny 24" Wooden 3-Tier Ladder Plant Stand | Was $42.49, now $34.34 at Overstock
Save $7.45 - Stack plants to create additional space with this ladder stand. The open shelves exhibit your favorite greenery in an appealing way, and they feature slatted bottoms to allow proper drainage.View Deal

Moss Rose Cement Grow Kit | $6.99 at Target
The Moss Rose Cement Grow Kit includes everything you need to grow your own moss rose plant in a high quality cement pot. The perfect addition to any windowsill. View Deal

Andrei Metal Wall Planter | $136.99 at Wayfair
Perfect for stacking up smaller plants and in a rust-resistant durable metal, this wall planter lets you stack up and organize plants however you'd like. It's a great addition to a porch or balcony, giving an injection of greenery to any space, however small. View Deal

3 Fiber Clay Planters- Round Weather Resistant Pots with Drainage Holes | Was $123.49, now $111 at Overstock
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A downside of container gardening can be the lack of drainage for your plants, which can cause them to become waterlogged. These stylish clay planters come with drainage holes, in a variety of sizes. View Deal

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