There is much use for nursery containers because they can be used to raise plants, study their nature, characteristics, growth process, and so many others. Nursery containers help to feed the plant or flower with the exact instrument needed at every point in time it needs the nutrient. Nutrient is given via sunlight, gotten from the soil in the container with which it is planted, and even though the water that is given to the plant through the soil, they are all forms of nutrients that aid the growth of the plant. Several things can be planted inside the nursery container, and it is done basically to monitor some functions of the plant as it grows in the container. It might be that a cross of different species of mango happens, and then one of the seeds is planted in a container to monitor the growth of the seedling, and the progress of the health of the plant, how beneficial it will be to man, and some other important things. The container that helps in raising seedlings helps a lot in monitoring them because if they are planted on the field, or even in nursery beds, weeds will rise to compete with them with the little nutrients gotten from the ground, and the seedling has no strength to compete for nutrients because their roots aren’t fully developed.
The Usefulness of Nursery containers is listed below.
- It helps in Monitoring the plant: Many times a plant needs to be monitored depending on the purpose of planting it. For example, if the nature of a new species of plant wants to be studied, some things like understanding, and knowing the length or number of days that it will take the plant to germinate, grow, and develop leaves, stems, and roots. It can also be monitored to know the usefulness it can give to society, and also monitored for an experiment. So, the Nursery container helps in discovering all these features from each plant planted in a container.
- It helps to give the plant all the required nutrients: The required nutrients are supplied directly to the plant seedling because it is designed or created for the growth of the plants alone.
- No competition: Unlike the field where there is much competition from other plants, weeds will affect the growth of the plant seedling because the nutrients needed by the plant seedlings would have been shared by other plants that are also present on the field, and this will be the survival of the fittest, and the seedling is not even fit.
- It helps to move the plant from a seedling into an adult plant, and then transferred it to the field.