You can make a sauce out of it, too. The sauce can be used in pasta dishes and pizza.
You can have a healthy and hearty tomato juice.
Hearty because tomatoes contain lycopene, which is good for the heart. Lycopene reduces the risk of cancer, too.
You can actually grow tomatoes in containers, albeit, they are better in yards. Growing tomatoes in containers is challenging but worth it.
A bigger container is preferable–at least one square foot–and you should put some sticks around it to prevent sagging and breaking.
On the upside
The portability of the tomatoes allow you to transfer them wherever the situation is best. If sunlight is better on a certain area, then you can easily lug the container.
If you prefer it in a certain area, you can easily do the transfer.
We mentioned smelling the roses earlier, right? Well, you can literally do just that when you plant roses!
Rose is just a classic flower. It will definitely liven and elevate your home.
The great thing is
Roses have different hues. You can choose the best one to make your home more fascinating.
They can truly brighten up your porch or wherever you intend to place them.
Just like tomatoes
Roses need a larger container because of its roots, which need a larger area to spread out.
Now, there are a number of rose varieties, choose the smaller shrub roses.
There are also different colors, roses are not just red, mind you! There are pink roses, white, yellow, peach, and orange. Some of the unique colors like black and rainbow are not really natural, so they will be taken out of the equation.
If you have your own rose container garden, you wouldn’t have any problems during special occasions. You don’t need to buy gifts because a rose or a bouquet of roses is special and meaningful.
Red is romantic while white is pure and spiritual. The former can be given to a significant other while the latter is great for spiritual occasions like baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Yellow rose symbolizes friendship and will also be great for celebrations like a graduation or a promotion. It can also be a get-well-soon flower.
Pink is sweet and can be used to show gratitude. Peach can convey the same thing.
Orange, too, is perfect for romance.
#3 Ornamental pepper
Ornamental pepper is just gorgeous.
It starts off growing as a green foliage. Once the fruit appears, it certainly brightens up the room.
The fruits grow in clusters. There are shades of red, orange, purple and yellow, among others.
The fruits’ colors perfectly contrast with the green leaves. Ornamental pepper is truly magnificent!
But can it be eaten?
Yes! But it’s not a popular culinary ingredient, hence, the name.
This plant is better as a home ornament.
You know what’s even better?
The ornamental pepper is actually a low-maintenance plant. It can be planted in small containers and it can be placed indoors.
It requires little care.
Now that you have a food plant in your container garden–the tomato–you should definitely add a plant that could elevate your food.
That’s where thyme comes in!
Let’s talk about thyme
It’s an herb that makes your food smell delicious. As a plant, it also oozes a fresh scent.
Thyme is definitely amazing!
The best part?
It doesn’t need a lot of taking care of. It’s pretty independent.
By the way
There are two types of thyme: ornamental and culinary.
You can choose whatever you want, both varieties are pretty low-maintenance. But the culinary one is just more useful.
A small pot is enough to grow thyme. It doesn’t take a lot of space.
Astonishing, isn’t it?
Well, wait till you hear about the medicinal benefits of thyme.
Thyme leaves, flowers and the oil from the plant can help alleviate diarrhea, sore throat and stomach pain.
There are also reports that thyme can ease the pain caused by arthritis.
And you know what else?
You can grow thyme in hanging containers. Now that would be something to see at home, don’t you think?
Here’s a tip: If you want to use thyme for cooking, harvest them before they flower. That would give you the best herb flavor.
Bet you didn’t know that blackberries can grow in pots?
Let’s be clear, though, you want the dwarf variety.
Check this out:
Baby cakes is a dwarf blackberry that would be perfect for container gardening.
You might also like to know that baby cakes doesn’t have thorns!
You read that right!
Now, you need a larger container when growing blackberries because you need at least six inches of soil.
Its root system is quite expansive.
You should now
You really need to take care of blackberries in pots. You might have to water them daily and use a well-balanced fertilizer.
Now imagine what you can do with blackberries!
You can bake pies or make jams. They are also perfect for smoothies.
Blackberry ice cream? I’m in!
You can also make blackberry glaze for meat recipes.
Container gardening is the best hobby you can have. It’s good for your physical and mental health, some plants are also fruitful–literally.
So what are the best plants for container gardening? My top five are nothing fancy but they are truly perfect for every home!
You have tomatoes as source of food and blackberries to make glorious desserts. Roses will certainly make your home look more beautiful, as will ornamental peppers – it’s in the name. Thyme also elevates your home and your dish!