The Benefits of Container Vegetable Gardening

gambar-gambar rumah minimalis – Not having a garden shouldn’t stop you from planting vegetables. Container vegetable gardening will help you grow your vegetables even without a big space. All you need are containers that will perfectly match your gardening needs. It’s that easy!

There’s no need to buy vegetables in the market if you can harvest them at your house. No need for big gardens, its ok for small garden! There are a lot of vegetables that are suited for container vegetable gardening like corn, tomatoes and more. Larry Bass, a Horticultural Specialist from the Department of Horticultural Science in North Carolina University can attest to that, “Plant breeders have helped to make container vegetable gardening more practical by breeding plants with compact growth habits and relatively high crop yield. Almost any vegetable can be adapted to container culture.” In addition, container gardening helps you position the vegetables in places where they can get optimum sunlight like in balconies and windowsills.

The Benefits of Container Vegetable Gardening
The Benefits of Container Vegetable Gardening

Sounds impossible to grow corn and other vegetables in a container? Of course it isn’t. As long as there is an ample of sunlight and water, with added fertilizer to nourish the plant, you are surely on your way on making it possible. Organic manure can even be used as fertilizer to your vegetables and help in their process of growth.

Do not do away with the role of the containers because it is very important. Growing a big vegetable means putting it inside a big container, but small vegetables like tomatoes can even be placed in a small hanging container. For lettuce that is medium-sized, average-sized pots that are a bit wide are advisable; you cannot use hanging containers because the weight of the lettuce might be pulling it down. Larry Bass added in his research that all containers, whether clay, wood, plastic, or ceramic, should have an adequate number of holes in the bottom for proper drainage. Imagination can also play a part in container vegetable gardening because the choice of containers and the style you want to impose in them is really up to you. You can arrange them by colors or play with their sizes.

The choice of soil adds to the growth of the vegetable. Synthetic soils are the best option for vegetable container gardening. Synthetic soils are mixtures of sawdust, wood chops, peat moss, vermiculite or anything that are closely related to those. However, you must also free it from weeds to maintain the safety of your plant.

To prevent insects and diseases from deteriorating your vegetable, plants should be occasionally inspected. If you’ve spotted some disease or insects feeding on your plant, then it is advisable to spray approved gardening insecticides on your vegetables.

Don’t forget to harvest your vegetables during the peak of their growth when the flavor of the vegetable has fully been developed.

Container vegetable gardening is great for vegetable lovers because they get to harvest vegetables fresh from their containers and in their house. Vegetarian gardeners will surely enjoy not only eating, but the fruits of their labors as well.

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