If you want to start a garden, but have limited space, organic vegetable gardening using containers might be the solution.
After all, gardening isn’t just for farmers or homeowners with big backyards. If you set up your containers properly, you can grow some amazing veggies too.
There are plenty of advantages to gardening with containers too. For example, simply place your containers by your balcony or patio to get your plants some sunlight.
If the weather takes a turn for the worse, you can always bring them indoors to keep your veggies safe. Even better, when your growing indoors, you won’t have to worry about weeds & pests attacking your plants.
I happen to be a big fan of microgreens growing kits, especially since they allow you to grow organic veggies indoors. They’re compact, lightweight and come with everything you need to get started.
Even better, there are some vegetables you can grow in them that can be harvested in just 7 days! Perfect for someone starting gardening as a hobby too!
Gardening containers don’t use regular soil. Instead, they use a special potting mix that is light and drains water easily.
You’re going to need some type of organic fertilizer to help your plants flourish. Chipped bark, manure or dried leaves work well. Furthermore, because you’re gardening indoors, you shouldn’t have any pest control problems.
Container plants need plenty of water. To get the best results, you should try to space out the watering times during the day. This will prevent you from potentially drowning your plants.
Another good point about container plants is that they can be hung. This will allow your garden to enhance the beauty of your décor or add splashes of color to an otherwise dull room.
If you’re wondering what to grow, don’t sweat it! There’s a wide variety of produce you can choose from, including peas, onions, carrots, lettuce, radishes & spinach, just to name a few.
When it comes to buying containers, stick with those that are wooden, plastic or made from clay. The container size is very important too.
Generally speaking, the size of the container you choose will depend on the length of the plant roots. For example, if your veggies have 4 inches of roots and grows about 8 inches wide, you’ll want to go with a container that’s 6 inches deep and 9 to 11 inches wide.
These are the basics to get started with growing organic vegetables using containers. I recommend you give it a go, as it’s a wonderful way to grow your own crops at home.
It’s a type of gardening that’s ideal if you happen to live in a condo or apartment and space is limited. All you really need is a windowsill or a balcony.