Monday, February 9, 2015

Container Vegetable Gardening Guide

Vegetable gardening is indeed possible even in small spaces just outside your home. Despite the limited amount of space for cultivation, you can easily grow almost all kinds of delicious and nutritious vegetables in containers. Growing plants and herbs can be done in any outdoor place such as on a balcony, porch, patio, window sills, and even on walls.

Growing healthy veggies and other plants will also make a great outdoor place setup. Imagine placing these blooming greens along with patio furniture and fixtures, or creating a shade using climbing vegetables alternative to patio umbrellas, what a pleasing garden and nature-inspired space it can be. A place where you can enjoy fresh air and fresh food picked just where you sit and relax.

You can plant vegetables in raised beds, in garden planters, and in any kind of container. Even unconventional containers and regular objects are popularly subject to container gardening these days. Any used containers, cookwares, buckets, and even shoes or boots can make a good room for growing plants.

The most important part of container gardening preparation is providing appropriate and best quality soil mixture which is not rocket science though. For a greater success make sure the soil you use is 70 percent topsoil and 30 percent compost. This standard formula will work perfect for almost all plants. However, some plants may require differently and may need another type of element to grow on, ask your seedling supplier for guidance.

Another important consideration is the amount of sunlight your container garden area gets. Typically, it needs at least eight hours a day of full sun for vegetables to grow and produce well. If that is not the case, well, there are still plants that can thrive well in partial shade.

If you are planning to grow tall vegetable plants, you will need to provide support. It is simply putting long but sturdy stick to guide and support the plant to keep from bending as it grow.

Plants grown in containers are equally susceptible to insects and diseases to those grown in a typical garden. You need some knowledge on how to take care of these, the basics will be good enough. Regularly check your plants so you can see if they are developing some disease or insects that are potentially harmful. Better resolve the issue before it gets worse, else, all of your vegetable plants will be destroyed in a short time as diseases and insects can infest quickly in a matter of a day or two.

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