- For some gardeners, growing vegetables in containers is a necessity. Urban gardening often means growing on rooftops, balconies, alleyways, sidewalks or whatever little space the gardener has available. So Today we discus about Container gardening lets start.
- Gardeners with physical disabilities find that growing vegetables in containers makes them far easier to reach and tend.
- Difficult soil conditions (sand, stone, clay) makes growing vegetables especially challenging.
- And even in urban areas, gardeners often find container gardening is a way to avoid sharing their harvest with deer, rabbits and woodchucks.
- If you are new to growing vegetables in containers, or have had limited success, here are a few tips to help you succeed.
Vegetables that can grown in Pots
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- As a general rule, select as large a container as possible for container gardening.
- Small containers dry out more quickly and may need daily watering.
- Self watering planters design for urban balconies.
- You’ll want to think about weight — once the pot is filled with wet soil and plant material it’s going to be very heavy.
- Most importantly, you’ll need to think about the depth of the container you’ll be growing in.
- Plants with deep root systems will be stunt and unhealthy if they don’t have adequate space.
- Remember that the deeper the pot, the larger the reservoir of moist soil and the less often you’ll need to water.
This Vegetables can grow in garden:
- Peppers and Chillies.
Potting Soil for Vegetables growing:
- for your Container Gardening Do not fill your containers with soil from your garden or bagged topsoil.
- You should fill the containers with a “soilless” blend that will retain moisture and resist compaction, such as our Oraganic Potting Mix.
- Fertilizer is especially important when you’re growing vegetables in containers.
- In fact, you just won’t succeed if you don’t use some kind of fertilizer.
- I recommend mixing a granular organic fertilizer into the soil when planting, then weekly feeding with a water-soluble fertilizer.
The Best Vegetables for Container Gardening:
- Potatoes, chard, lettuce, cherry and bush tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, summer squash, Asian greens, pole beans. And don’t forget herbs.
- Here are the minimum soil depths for healthy growth. Keep in mind that you can get by with less depth if you use a self-watering planter.
- 4-5″: chives, lettuce, radishes, other salad greens, basil, coriander.
- 6-7″: bush beans, garlic, kohlrabi, onions, Asian greens, peas, mint, thyme.
- 8-9″: pole beans, carrots, chard, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, leeks, peppers, spinach, parsley, rosemary.
- 10-12″: beets, broccoli, okra, potatoes, sweet corn, summer squash, dill, lemongrass.