A line of many diferent cactus in old rusty pots, on top of a wooden shelf, during sunset.

By October 16, 2017Articles

A line of many diferent cactus in old rusty pots, on top of a wooden shelf, during sunset.

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer Container gardens allow plenty of flexibility for gardeners with little to no space, but in the hottest part of the summer, keeping potted plants alive in full sun can be a challenge. This article will give you ideas and information for successful container gardening in full sun. Growing Container Plants in Full Sun When you grow plants in full sun, the main threats you’ll need to protect plants from are the drying out and heating of soil and the burning of leaves. Plants in containers are more exposed to the elements than plants in the ground, so drying and heating problems are intensified. To minimize these problems, be sure to choose a large enough pot that is still proportional to the size of the plant inside. A small pot will dry out and overheat quickly in the hot sun, and you’ll need

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