Container gardening is a great way to grow fresh vegetables especially if you do not have any land to grow them in a garden. If you have a patio, balcony or even a small area or rooftop then container gardening is for you. If you love gardening but hate to weed then container gardening is also for you. If your area is small you can try a raised bed. There are so many reasons that you should give this a try and grow some of your own food.
You need to avoid small containers because they can’t store enough water to get through hot days and they get root bound. The bigger your container, the more plants you can grow! Use buckets, baskets, boxes or anything that holds soil. Just be sure that it has drainage holes in the bottom. Plastic pots retain moisture better and won’t dry out as fast. Black pots absorb heat when they are sitting in the sun. Many plants grown in pots must be watered as often as twice a day. To keep plants adequately cool and moist during hot summer days, double-pot: Place a small pot inside a larger one and fill the space between them with sphagnum moss or crumpled newspaper. When watering the plant, also soak the filler between the pots. Hanging baskets make good use of extra space, and herbs, cherry tomatoes, and strawberries grown at eye level can be easily tended and harvested. You can add about 1 inch of coarse gravel in the bottom of containers to improve drainage. Vegetables that can be easily transplanted are best suited for containers. Transplants can be purchased from Louderbranch Farms Greenhouses or started at home. Place containers where they will receive maximum sunlight and good ventilation. Watch for and control insect pests and water and fertilize when needed.
Along with plants for container gardening LBF has a big bag of dirt, fertilize and also some containers for sale. Come by and see us and get your Container Gardening Growing.
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This information came from the Farmers Almanac website.
The voice behind the blog will be Mike & Rhonda Loudermilk. Life at Louderbranch Farms is very far from simple. It is very complicated at times. We would love to live a slower paced life but that is just not possible for what we are trying to accomplish. We both work full time jobs for others plus have our own business. We spend most of our time working. That is what we do! We love gardening, caring for our animals and making handmade bath products such as Rhonda Lynne's Ole Fashioned Soap.