Published: 11/19/2006 - Updated: 02/05/2018
If you do not have space to grow vegetables in your garden, remember that can also be grown in pots. The type of pot does not really matter, either clay or plastic or wood, it does not matter. Most importantly is enough sun, minimum 6 to 8 hours a day, so that the plants will develop and bear fruit. Keep in mind that the container is big enough to sustain the plant when it is developed.
To start with the seed, you can re-use materials found at home, for example, coffee cans, milk cartons, plastic bags on the next floor or manure. All that is required when re-using any material from home that is clean and having several holes down to the draining of water. Deeper pots provide better drainage for such vegetables as tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and chiles. Those vegetables that are smaller, such as radishes, onions, and some varieties of carrots, peppers, and lettuce can be grown in smaller pots. If planted in pots or a pot smaller than the plant needs to grow, it will not produce much fruit and will remain small. Also if the pot is too small for the plant, you will have to water daily, and often, depending on the weather, even several times a day. If you have a bigger pot or box of what the plant needs, may raise more than one vegetable in the pot. For example, in a plastic container of 5 gallons, you can plant a tomato, onion plants with several long, or plant a small pumpkin zucchini type.
The type of soil to be used when grown in pots or cans should be loose, porous, sterile. If you wish to make your own soil, you can combine equal portions of organic material (kitchen waste shells of fruits, vegetables, eggs etc.). With coarse sand and soil of any garden. When filling their pots allow at least the last inch of empty pot to water your plants when you are not leaving the ground above.
There are many kinds of seeds of plants or vegetables. The important thing is to choose the variety or type is suitable for growing in pots, as the root cannot grow too large. Note also that their seeds are not old. Depending on the type of plant, the seed may be good for one year to five years. For example, onion seeds do not germinate well after a year, but some varieties of corn grown after five years. Try to choose a variety of vegetables that have resistance to diseases and insects. Note that the vegetables are grown in different seasons. The vegetables to be grown during the autumn/winter are: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cilantro, lettuce, onions, radishes and spinach. Vegetables grown in the spring/summer are: basil, carrots, corn, cucumber, eggplant, peppers, chilies, potatoes, radishes, squash and tomatoes.
Plants need food to grow and development. There are many kinds of fertilizer, even for specific flowers or tomatoes or fruit trees. Also found in liquid and granular fertilizers. Some tare placed in plant leaves, and other types on the ground. Choose the type of fertilizer that is appropriate for your stuff. A complete fertilizer, including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium may also provide sufficient energy to your plant for development. Read the package and follow the recommendations.
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Having more than flowers in pots never came to my mind and may be a great idea to have my own vegetables ?made? at home and surprise all my friends when they eat something made with them, that would be amazing, I will tell my husband right now to buy me a couple of big pots
this is a great idea! very good if you have no space to create a whole garden…. thanks for sharing the good idea!
Wonderful article! And it goes really well with the previous article about composting in small spaces!! I love love LOVE that we are beginning to promote growing our own vegetables. That is the only TRUE way to ensure that products are grown without chemicals or pesticides. And it is so much easier than most people would think!