Organic Gardening Containers
Organic gardening isn’t just for people who have backyards. You can also do it when you live either in an apartment or a condo with the help of organic gardening containers.
Organic gardening containers have advantages despite their limitations. They may serve as décor when placed on the balcony or patio, can easily be brought indoors during the winter and will not encounter that many problems normally found in the garden like weeds, insects or soil borne diseases.
You should use premium potting mix instead of soil since it is much lighter and provides excellent draining for whatever you are growing. Chances are you will also be using nutrients so make sure to follow the directions since too much organic fertilizer will burn the roots.
Organic gardening container plants require more water than those your outdoor garden. It should be given in small amounts half an hour after initial watering to avoid drowning your crops. Since it gets pretty hot during the summer, add mulch which really helps prevent the soil from drying out.
What plants or herbs work well with organic gardening containers? Some examples are capsicum, carrots, bush beans, eggplant, lettuce, onions, peas, radishes, spinach and tomatoes. Strawberries will also grow well.
Plants in organic gardening containers need sunlight. Ideally, this should be about six hours everyday preferably in the morning rather than the later afternoon. If the area where you plan to put them is quite windy, it's best to group them together with the tallest along the walls to give cover for the others.
What is the ideal organic gardening container? Fortunately, it can be made of clay, plastic or wood. The important thing is that it can drain the water because plants will die if they become water logged.
Base container size on the average root depth as well as the diameter of the plant. If your plant has 6 inch deep roots and grows about 10 inches wide, the ideal organic gardening container should be 8 inches deep and 10 to 12 inches wide. There must always be a small allowance because it's possible that whatever you are
growing will grow to be bigger than you anticipated.
Should bugs like hookworms show up, take your plant to a sink and wash the leaves. If there are slugs, sprinkle diatomaceous earth on the soil so you can get rid of them.
If there are aphids on your plant, get some other insects to kill them by buying a pack of ladybugs. They will eat them without causing any collateral damage to your produce.
Consider Organic Gardening Containers if you live where it's not possible to grow plants in your own yard.