Container gardening is one of the greatest choices for gardening today. One way to really explore this option is to understand what vegetables grow well together in containers.
A tomato can be planted in a half-pint (about 8 cups) of water. It must be planted very deeply and the roots will need to get a good number of air pockets when it is at the base of the container walls. The place where the tomatoes are planted must be well ventilated and the soil must remain damp all the time.
Starting tomatoes in a little pot with old grape vines growing around them is another way to try to start a garden in containers. Watering must be constantly, sometimes daily, to make sure the roots will be strong enough to hold up to the extra moisture. Another way to think about container gardening is that it involves using containers that you don’t necessarily have to use in your regular garden.
A couple of other vegetables that can be started in containers are peppers and peas. Peppers are easy to grow as they can be placed in the sun. Peas also grow very easily. All you have to do is choose a sunny spot, cut off the top of the plant and carefully remove the leaves until only the root remains.
When starting your own vegetable garden, start with the basics and expand later. Pick the plants you like best. A tomato, pepper or a bean would be a good starting point for beginning a tomato and pepper garden. Once you have a few of these plants, the next step is to plant them in the same hole in the ground that you planted the first plant in.
A nice mixture of vegetables is nice in a container as well. You can use lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, eggplant, mushrooms, eggplant, cabbage, carrots, squash, rutabagas, melons, pears, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwis, and mangoes. Plant it all together, or, mix all the types together.
The key thing is to plant it in the right location. You must learn to dig a hole in the ground a couple of inches deep and leave it the same as where you planted the plants. It can be difficult digging a large hole in the ground, so if you plan on container gardening in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic you may want to dig a smaller hole first.
Remember to take your plants out when the weather gets too hot or the plants have taken over the hole. They will not grow in containers and they will die without sunlight or water. If the weather is not too hot or cold, remove the plants from the holes as early as possible.
Lastly, before you plant, check the seedlings for insects or other problems that might show up. If you pick them off the plants, you won’t have a problem with insects. They can destroy your plants in a hurry, if you are not careful.
Check the soil for the nutrients that it needs to survive. If you put in nitrogen rich or clay-rich soil, you won’t be able to keep the vegetables alive long enough to see the benefits. However, if you only put in some peat moss for example, the container can be used year round.
If you don’t have a lot of space, consider container gardening with smaller plants. You can add them to an underground system, in a terracotta, clay, or plastic pot that can be moved around. Also, if you grow an herb garden in a large pot, you can take that pot with you when you move.
Getting started with container gardening is a lot of fun if you want to learn to what vegetables grow well together in containers. It isn’t that hard to find a small space in your yard to use for your new vegetable garden. Just follow a few simple guidelines and you will be planting your very own garden in no time.