You Can Easily Grow Vegetables In Containers
Article by Jane Douglas
When gardening comes to mind, the first image people see is a relatively large piece of land. Plants need the nutrients from the soil to grow after all. You may not know it but it is possible to grow your own vegetables with less space. This is where vegetable growing in containers come in.
Container gardening is ideal for people who want to grow their own vegetables but do not have the adequate space to do it. You do not have to feel left out of vegetable growing even if you live in the inner city where there is little or no backyard space at all.
The space may be limited but do not think that your choices are limited as well. This is simply not true. You can still enjoy growing your own vegetable of choice. It is all a matter of finding out which crops you want to grow. The only difference of course is the amount of yield you can expect.
You can choose from a wide variety of plants for vegetable growing. Carrots, lettuce and radishes are healthy vegetables which are ideal candidates for container gardening. Tomatoes and peppers are also good choices since they bear fruit over a longer period. It is a good idea to do some research before starting though.
Select the right size of container for better results. Containers could be anything from pots of varying sizes, baskets or large cans. Anything that can hold the soil will do. Use the right container of the right size for different vegetables. Be sure to punch in some holes at the bottom to allow excess water to drain away.
Make sure that the soil you use can support plant growth. If you are not sure, you can always purchase synthetic mixes for the best vegetable growing results. These mixes already have the right pH balance and nutrients for proper plant growth. You can pick these up at your local gardening shops anytime.
The job may be small but that does not mean that you can spare yourself from the responsibility. A fair amount of regular maintenance is still needed in growing organic vegetables. Watering your plants is the most obvious thing to remember. Be sure that your plants get the amount of water they need for growth.
You should also make it a point to check for various pests and other hazards. Weeds can easily compete with your vegetables for the limited amount of nutrients in the soil. They can also attract insects which can destroy your plants altogether. Prevent disaster from happening by checking in regularly.
Container gardening can be done by just about anyone. Newcomers to gardening will find it a relaxing and productive project. Seasoned pros can also test their skills in this new form of gardening. You can always ask experts for some gardening advice and tips.
Vegetable growing has the added benefit of making sure that you get foods free from chemical additives. Container gardening lets more people enjoy this benefit.
About the Author
I have been growing organic vegetables for many years and my goal is to get as many people into the garden as I can.To find out more about organic vegetable gardening and even take a look at some of my recipes go to http://www.myorganicvegetablegardening.com
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