I grow veggies out of pots.
Raised beds outside will allow your plants more growing space, and conserve water. Even in pots, a good organic fertilizer like compost will help feed your plants as they grow. It is also really important if you are planting outside to know what time of year to transplant seedlings or get the soil ready–but those depend on where you live and what you are planting.
Growing vegetables and flowers in good potting soil makes a huge difference, especially if the soil in your yard is rather poor. Some potting soil is enhanced with chemicals, so be sure to get organic potting soil. You can also fertilize with compost, soiled bedding from a hamster or other small animal cage, or organic fertilizer bought in stores.
Make sure you study up on the particular vegetable you’re growing, too. Different plants prefer different amounts of sunlight and water.
Using good quality organic potting or planting soil is important. You will also want to make sure that the seeds themselves are organic and preferably heirloom (non-GMO) or that the plants are organic as well (never been treated with any pesticides or fertilyzer that isn’t organic). In regards to compost – if you make your own, you must make it the previous summer to use in the spring. It needs to be clean, organically acceptable components. When you use any type of waste it must be aged before using with plants you will be eating. This is to make sure that any disease or bacteria has been broken down during the composting process.
I’m currently growing a deep bed organic garden. You can get a lot of info and details on how to do so at this blog. A raised bed uses the same idea: provide deep root space and your plants will flourish. My technique involves deep digging nearly 18 inches down, further than the 8 inches- the old-fashioned standard. Aerate the soil by loosening it up with a spade, fork, or shovel. If possible, get down to the subsoil (beneath the topsoil). Integrating the layers will help significantly with water storage and drainage. By aerating the soil in general, you will create a nutrient-rich environment with little need for fertilizers. Add organic compost initially, and then as long as you rotate your crops to avoid depleting the soil, you will not need to add much else. The deep root space will create a large yield and open up the soil to beneficial bacteria and nutrients.
Click here to cancel reply.
Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!
Don't have an account? Click Here to Signup
© Copyright GreenAnswers.com LLC