If your garden is limited by space or poor soil, try growing homegrown vegetables in containers on window sills, patios, your balcony or even your doorstep.
When selecting seeds and plants for containers choice need not be restricted, almost any garden vegetable will grow in a container. These include tomatoes, peppers, spring onions, beans, lettuce, squash, radishes, parsley, runner beans and cucumbers. So choose your favourites.
Good drainage is important. Drill or cut drain holes about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch from the bottom and add an inch of coarse gravel in the bottom.
Seeding and Transplanting. If you have saved seeds from last season's harvest you will know how to sow them. If not read the packet. It's really that
buy plants or seeds that suit your garden soil and shade or full sun. Choose disease-resistant varieties whenever you can.
Chemical free container gardening
Chemicals, even those labeled "organically acceptable" can cause more damage than good. Contact killers sprays often hit and kill other plants, chemicals to treat fungal problems can be washed into the soil killing the gardeners best friend, the garden worm.
Light, sunshine and shade.Nearly all vegetable plants grow better in full sunlight than in shade. Lettuce, cabbage, greens, spinach and parsley will tolerate more shade than radishes, beets, turnips and onions. Fruit bearing plants like cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes will need a lot more light, so position them in areas where they can receive the best possible growing conditions.
Harvesting is the best bit.
Eat the vegetables at their peak when full off flavour.
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