Patch Urban Gardening Course

Outdoor plants

In this video series we will cover

  • Picking outdoor plants
  • Containers
  • How to pot up plants
  • Light
  • Water
  • Extreme weather
  • Fertilising
  • Weeding and pruning
  • Pets and wildlife
  • Bugs
  • Going on holiday
  • Growing herbs
  • Growing from seed

How to pick the right plants for your container garden

Play Lesson One

13 Videos

37 min

Play Lesson One

13 Videos

37 min

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  • What type of natural environment your space matches
  • Amount of sunlight and wind in your area
  • Considering seasonal and annual plants
  • Drainage and drilling
  • Pot weight & plant stability
  • Porous pots
  • Creating a sheltered environment
  • Using gravel for drainage
  • Getting your hands dirty
  • Tricks for transferring pots
  • Teasing the roots
  • Watering to finish
  • Assessing the light
  • Using your compass app
  • Choosing the right plants for right light
  • Consider porous pots
  • The knuckle test
  • Reservoir pots
  • Using gravel to reduce evaporation
  • Water retention crystals
  • Preparing for the weather
  • Choosing the right pot material
  • Insulating your plants
  • Moving pots to avoid the weather
  • Different types of fertiliser
  • Mulching the soil
  • Halving the suggested strength of fertiliser
  • Removing unwanted plants from the roots
  • Trimming dead or unhealthy leaves
  • Pinching or snipping off dead blooms on flowering plants
  • Happier plants long-term
  • Choosing pet-safe plants
  • Sprinkling spices around your plants
  • Creating uncomfortable surfaces
  • Scaring off with shiny materials
  • Identifying aphids
  • Preventing infestations with flowering plants
  • Trapping snails with citrus-skins
  • Barricading your plants
  • Avoid infestation by checking plant roots
  • Ask a neighbour or friend
  • Automated watering systems
  • All about preparation before departure!
  • Get started growing your own food
  • Moving supermarket herbs into larger pots
  • Overwatering
  • Grouping different herbs together
  • Moving indoors during colder months
  • Learning about plant growth
  • Consider your conditions
  • Seed trays and sowing
  • Labelling your containers
  • Moving seedlings into sunlight
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