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Learn How To Get Better At Vegetable Container Gardening

By Micheal Smith

Container gardening is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional gardening.

Due to inadequate space, using the available areas on a patio, porch, or balcony can allow many people to satisfy their desire for a functional garden.

Container gardens not only smell great in your home but also provide healthy and nutritious additions to your families’ diet.

However, there are a few guidelines that one must follow when using the container gardening method.

1) You will want to be certain that all of your garden containers are in an area that will provide enough sunlight for your vegetables to grow while allowing easy access for watering.

Remember that some vegetables, such as cabbage, spinach etc., can thrive in the shade as well as sunlight.

However, a rotation of the containers is advisable to ensure that these particular vegetables get at least some sunlight when possible.

2) Though some plants only require watering once daily, some plants may require more frequent hydration depending on varying requirements from specific vegetables.

3) Some candidates for container gardening include tomatoes, lettuce and radishes as they are known to thrive under such conditions.

Eggplants and peppers, both hot and mild, also grow well in container gardens.

4) Selecting the proper soil for your garden is the key. Synthetic soils are usually better for these types of gardens.

Synthetic soils contain the necessary nutrients that plants need to thrive such as peat moss, perlite, sawdust, vermiculture.

Make sure you that your soil will be able to hold an adequate amount of moisture and will not support the growth of weeds.

5) There are a multitude of options when choosing containers for your garden.

Keeping in mind specific requirements for your vegetables, Clay, ceramic, or even plastic containers may be used. You can also opt for more available alternatives such as bushel baskets, drums, gallon cans, tubs or wooden boxes etc.

6) Finally, it is recommended that you take great care while harvesting your vegetables. Additionally, when possible, saving seeds for future use is also encouraged.

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Smith, Micheal "Learn How To Get Better At Vegetable Container Gardening." Learn How To Get Better At Vegetable Container Gardening. 3 Jul. 2010. 8 Aug 2014 <>.

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