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Vegetable Gardening – Container Gardening

Friday, July 10th, 2009

If you are looking for an easier way to control the process of growing vegetables, then perhaps you should move your garden into a container. The advantages of planting in containers are many, including easier control of pests, maintenance of soil, and adjustment of light and temperature.

One might think that planting in a container is limited to just a select few vegetables, but they would be mistaken. Of course, vegetables that need a large amount of space to flourish would not be the best choice. However, other vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, and peppers thrive under more controlled circumstances.

When deciding what size container to use it is important to consider how large the plant will grow to be. Using soil that is weed free and fertilized will help ensure your success, although some prefer to use synthetic, soil-like media. For some plants, mixtures containing peat moss, perlite, and wood chips are the best choices.

Container Gardening

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Sometimes space limitations make it necessary to adjust your gardening plans. Container gardening can be a great option in these situations. All you really need are some containers for your new garden, some suitable soil, and your favorite flowers,

Many people living in apartments love their container gardens because they are the only way they have to express their love of flowers. Even if you own huge tracts of land though, container gardening can be used to liven up dark corners where there is no soil. Container gardening also gives you the flexibility to move things around wherever you like them.

Using containers for your plants allows you great flexibility in your flower choices. Plants that are picky about the soil they will live in can be catered to on a small scale instead of amending an entire area of ground. If you feel like putting a cactus next to plants that prefer a different kind of soil, it is no problem at all.

I’ve used just about any container you can think of for container gardening. My only limits are drainage and making sure that nothing dangerous was held within the container previously. You can often pick up containers for your garden at moving sales for almost nothing because people would rather buy them new than transport them.

Try Container Vegetable Gardening for a Bumper Crop

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

It’s surprising that more people don’t take advantage of container vegetable gardening, since it’s one of the best ways to grow plants. Saving space is the greatest benefit of container vegetable gardening. Many people live in apartments or in homes with very little yard space. Container gardening allows you to have a vegetable garden on your porch or patio, or even indoors.

Many people have small container gardens in a sunny windowsill in their kitchen, or in a sunroom or spare bedroom. Some people even grow plants in a closet by using a grow light.

You’ll also find that vegetable container gardening brings with it the benefit of being able to easily move your plants. If there is bad weather coming, it makes it simple to bring outdoor plants inside so they will be out of the elements. Also, if you find that there is too much sun on your plants or not enough, you can easily move them to a location that works better. And you can easily move containers around if you think they’ll look better somewhere else.

When is the Best Time to Plant Vegetable Garden

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

A common dilemma for those new to gardening is the best time to plant vegetable garden outdoors. The answer is as simple as determining the best time to plant for the climate where you live. Those who want to know a particular date for planting their vegetable garden are out of luck because a specific planting date cannot be provided. The planting date will depend upon the weather.

Bear mind mind, however, that even the finest gardeners can lose some plants because of unexpected frosts and early winters which they also had not expected. Gardening can very much be a process of experimentation, but if it is done the right way, it’s very much worth the effort.

Planting manuals for vegetables will tell you that when you are growing spring vegetables it is necessary to set seed in the latter part of the winter. Summer vegetables need to be started in the first part of spring (following the final frost) and fall vegetables need to be planted in the middle to latter part of the summer.

Organic Gardening Tips

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Gardeners with limited space for gardening have found the key to growing plants using containers. Nevertheless, even those with unlimited space enjoy the flexibility of using pots for growing plants. Brightening of patios and decks may be achieved through colorful flowers, vegetable growing and creating rooftop gardens. To ensure that plants capture sunlight, the pots should be moveable although after an increase in the intensity of the heat, the plants should be moved to a shady area. People that are neighbors with wildlife have no option but to use containers for the growth of their plants in decks, which require enclosures to avoid wildlife inhabitation.

Most nurseries have huge selections of plastic pots, ceramic and terracotta, although container gardening offers the ideal opportunity of recycling anything that can act as a container from the basement or garage. Spatterware bowls, watering cans, kitchen canisters, cowboy boots and tires can all serve as planters. An important consideration though, is the amount of adverse weather conditions the pot is capable of handling. The size of the plant should also determine the nature of the can to be used due to holding of adequate water and allowing the development of roots.

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