Learn how to raise vegetables in mini gardens! This guide to growing your own produce garden will teach you how to grow vegetables on a sunny deck, windowsill or balcony. It’s easy! This excellent article will explain:
- What types of containers should I use?
You can grow vegetables in many kinds of containers. Three-pound coffee cans, plastic buckets, gallon cans, and bushel baskets make good "pots." Large-growing vegetables, like tomatoes, should be planted in large containers, such as bushel baskets or five-gallon cans. Radishes and other small vegetables can be grown in the smaller pots.
- What type of soil should I use for my container produce garden?
Fill your container with a commercial potting soil or make your own. Mix 2 parts sand, 2 parts peat moss, and 1 part compost. Add 1⁄4 cup of garden lime for every 5-gallon bucket of soil made. Slow release fertilizer pellets can be added directly to the dirt before planting.
- What is the best way to plant and thin my garden?
Plant seed twice as close as shown in the spacing chart. When plants come up, remove the weaker ones, leaving remaining plants spaced about as far apart as the growing guide in this booklet suggests.
This guide to growing your own produce garden also explains different types of fertilizing methods, watering, insects and diseases, and information about harvesting your crops. An exceptionally detailed chart to recommended vegetables, days to harvest, planting depth, and required spacing between plants is also included in the booklet. Learn to grow fresh summer vegetables and start planning your container garden today!