How to Start a Vegetable Garden in Containers

You will soon find that vegetable garden in the containers can be very exciting and fun to have. It is such a pleasure to have the privilege to eat the fruits directly from their plants. You can pick and eat the fruits on the spot. This may give such an unforgettable moment in your life.

Vegetable Containers

Despite its fun and enjoyable moment of growing your own vegetables in the containers, you may experience the frustrated phase when your plants don’t flourish and produce. You may have to spend lots of money to do so. There are several ways that you need to know when you want to start your vegetable garden in the containers.

Sun

Most vegetables require the sun to grow well. It means that the vegetable plants have to be exposed to the sunlight at least 6 hours every day. If you want your vegetable to grow well in the containers, you need to make sure to place the containers on the sufficient location which is open to direct sun for the whole day.

You may need to observe how long the sun strikes your vegetable containers in one day. You can also use the sun calculator to determine the right spot to display your containers.

Soil

Make sure to provide a mixed soil which is rich in nutrients. You may have to provide such quality potting soil for your containers. By doing so, you also prevent the weeds from growing in the containers. If you just take the soil from your garden, you may have greater chance of importing the weeds into the containers.

Water

Vegetable plants require sufficient amount of water. Some plants like tomatoes may require lots of water compared to other vegetables. When planting the vegetables in the containers, you need to make sure that the soil is always moist. You can add some organic mulch to keep the water for long period of time. Make sure to water the plants regularly.

Fertilizer

You need to provide fertilizer for your plants as their main food. If the soil doesn’t contain or mix with the fertilizer, you may need to add some after the planting. You can use an organic fertilizer such as manure or compost. Once a week, you can add some liquid seaweed or fish emulsion to the soil.

Drainage

Make sure to add some small rocks or pebbles on the bottom of the containers so that the roots will not have to be in an excess amount of water. You can use these small rocks as the drainage. You can provide smaller holes on the bottom of the containers for the drainage.