There are so many of us who love a garden but have limited space in their houses. However, the good news is that even if your space is restricted to a balcony, small yard, or only a patch of sun on their driveway you can still grow flowers or vegetable crops in vegetable planter boxes.
Vegetable Planter Boxes
What you need to know:
Creating a vegetable garden is not a difficult task if you are aware of what exactly you should do. Read on for tips.
- Choose large vegetable planter boxes as they are easier to grow plants since they resist rapid temperature fluctuations. This is because they hold more soil which stays moist longer.
- You can grow each kind of vegetable in individual vegetable planter boxes or plant a few kinds together. A salad garden or a pizza garden is fun to try using with colourful lettuces, dwarf tomatoes, chives, and parsley, basil, tomatoes, and peppers.
- Since the amount of sunlight required by different vegetables differs, vegetable planter boxes come in handy since they can be moved according to the angle of the sun. They can be placed to avoid the wind too.
- Use a “soilless” potting mix to fill your vegetable planter boxes as it will retain moisture.
- If you are a keen gardener, make sure that the plants have enough moisture by watering them yourself. If you don’t have that kind of time, arrange for a self-watering planter.
- Don’t forget the fertilizer. Using an organic fertilizer in the soil when planting and then weekly use of water-soluble fertilizer is essential for growing a good crop.
Veggies those grow best:
Vegetables that grow well in vegetable planter boxes are potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers and a few others. To add a fun quotient, you can have ‘theme’ pots. That is, you grow the vegetables or herbs that you require for one kind of preparation altogether.
You can have an Italian Pot or a pickles pot. However, when you are attempting to combine several different types of plants in one pot, make sure that they have a similar need of water as well as fertilizers. Try out these combinations and see your vegetables grow better as they are near a compatible companion. You can plant:
- Eggplant with beans
- Spinach, chard, and onions
- Beans, carrots, and squash
- Tomatoes, basil, and onions
- Lettuce and herbs
- Tomatoes or squash with potatoes
- Beans with onions and garlic
- Carrots with dill or fennel
Vegetable Planter Boxes
A Beautiful and Bountiful Harvest:
A container vegetable garden gives you the joy of growing fresh vegetables and herbs in a limited space, which also looks appealing and gives you optimum satisfaction. Try out these ideas if you have been meaning to harvest one:
- Grow climbers and vines and direct them upward with a trellis or a cage and see how they attract attention.
- Brighten up your container vegetable garden with colorful containers.
- Grow your herbs and vegetables in hanging baskets. It creates space!
- Begin with the most productive and easiest container vegetables and try succession planting.
- Overcome the biggest challenge of limited space by taking the help of vertical gardening. Use old shoe racks and bookshelves to place your vegetable planter boxes.
- Add color and beauty by growing some edible flowers to be used in salads or to garnish your meal.
Therefore, you see there is no reason to be disappointed due to lack of space. If you are a keen gardener, who wants to have home grown vegetables, just go ahead and read the tips given above. Create your garden using planters and try growing a variety of vegetables. Make a theme garden or a combination one and take pride in watching your garden grow.
October 1, 2019