Having a container garden will keep you from having to do back-breaking weed pulling and is easy with a few hints.
There are actually some seeds made specifically for container gardening. To start, make sure that you choose large containers such as old wine barrels or recycled containers. Don’t go too small in choosing your container. You may need to thin your plants. For instance, if you plant twenty-five seeds in a container and they all actually sprout, you may need to thin them out or they might not grow fruit.
You also need to use a good potting soil with nutrients and fertilize because plants can’t reach out for their own nutrients. To determine if plants need water, put your finger in the soil, and if it is dry below the first knuckle bone, water immediately.
- There are species of plants that are bred to be small but still produce fruits, which are great for container gardens.
- When growing your own container garden, you should choose good containers first.
- Avoid thinning out your seedlings, feed your plants a lot of fertilizer, and more for a great container garden.
“As an example of the importance of thinning seedlings, she uses her compact zucchini Astia, which has light speckled green leaves and bears the zucchinis at the center of the plant, as an example”