The 10 Best Vegetables to Grow in Containers

The 10 Best Vegetables to Grow in Containers

In today’s video I go through ten of the best vegetables to grow in containers. There are many benefits to container gardening. The obvious one is container gardens take up less space, they’re movable and they help prevent pests. Container gardening is a fun, easy way for beginner gardeners to get into vegetable gardening. Of course, many experienced green thumbs continue to use containers to grow their veggies in!
00:00 – Intro
01:00 – Number 10
01:43 – Container tip #1
01:51 – Number 9
02:31 – Number 8
03:30 – Number 7
04:05 – Tip #2
04:29 – Number 6
05:25 – Tip #3
05:45 – Number 5
06:07 – Number 4
07:01 – Number 3
07:57 – Number 2
08:53 – Number 1

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Gardening Advice To Use For Years To Come

Gardening is a hobby that is enjoyed by people of all ages. It can range from keeping a small patch of flowers on your front lawn to cultivating acres of land. If you think you can’t garden because you don’t have a “green thumb,” you probably just need to learn more about the subject. The advice in this article provides you with all the information you will need, in order to turn those seeds into gorgeous blooms or delicious fruits and vegetables.

Plant crops compatible with each other in order to add even more efficiency to your garden. Plant crops that take longer to mature next to faster growing varieties. You can also get ahead of the season by planting cooler climate crops in the shade of larger summer crops. Greens such as lettuce do great in the shade of a large tomato plant.

Pass on the gardening love. Once you have a great crop of vegetables, be sure to share some with friends and family. This simple act of kindness can be a huge motivator for you and a big act of generosity to those around you! Plus, you may inspire others to start a garden of their own!

Although railroad ties may look very nice in your garden, the chemicals in them, are thought to be hazardous and toxic to the health of the garden, so consider alternatives. Natural wood is easy to find and will add a beautiful touch to your garden.

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When mowing your lawn, be careful not to cut the grass too far down. Keeping grass with a little more height makes it healthier. This allows the roots to grow more deeply and makes the blades of grass more resistant to becoming dry and discolored. Short grass means short roots and dead grass.

Find out if the plants you have in your garden have special fertilizer needs. Some plants like slow-release fertilizers, while others prefer nitrogen-rich foods. Most like to be fertilized during the high point of their growing season. A little education will go a long way to improving your garden.

Pest control can be very difficult when dealing with a vegetable garden. The vegetables are intended to be eaten, thus you should refrain from using harsh pesticides and chemicals. Remain alert in order to control garden pests. If you catch pests early, you can remove them by hand effectively.

Keep an eye on your lilies. Unfortunately, lilies are prone to virus disease, such as lily mosaic. If you can, purchase bulbs that are guaranteed ‘virus-free’. During the growing season, keep a sharp look out for any aphids, as they spread the disease. Make sure to spray with insecticidals soap at the very first sign of them.

Save the water when you cook pasta for use in your garden. If you have ever boiled pasta in water, you have seen the cloudy state of the water when you drain the pasta. This water is loaded with starch, which is quite nutritious for plants. Make sure to let the water cool thoroughly, as hot water can damage and even kill plant roots.

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To keep animals from digging up and destroying your bulbs, wrap the bulbs in a thin layer of steel wool. This won’t prevent the bulbs from growing in any way, but will scare away any animal that’s begun digging it up. You can purchase steel wool from any home improvement store.

To make sure you’re getting a level edge when pruning your bushes, use a piece of rope or a line. Simply fasten the rope to two pieces at the approximate height you’d like the bush to be at. Seeing the bush along this straight line will make it easy to see if it’s level at a glance.

Be careful when applying mulch. Too much can suffocate a plant’s roots and prevent moisture from penetrating deeply into the soil. Too little will not be able to suppress weed growth, effectively. An appropriate amount is 2 to 3 inches of organic mulch. Always keep mulch away from a plant’s crown or stems.

A garden can enhance the appearance of your home or provide your family with fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. In addition, gardening is a pastime that can give you hours of pleasure. If you follow the tips and advice that are given in this article, your garden is sure to flourish, no matter how large or small.

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Cammie Simmons encourages others to embrace the joys of gardening. She firmly believes that nurturing plants not only enhances the physical environment but also promotes mental and emotional well-being.