Container vegetable gardening can be very productive when love and tender care is put into the potted vegetable garden. Many do struggle, but this is usually only because of lack of education and knowledge. Today we plan to help you expand your knowledge, so you can grow a wealth of food in your very own container garden that you will be proud of. Also you will be able to access healthy fresh food that can be served right up on the dinner plate that not only tastes better, but is dripping full of vitamins. Nearly every type of vegetable can be grown in a container and if you are lacking space and believe that container vegetable gardening is for you? Then you have come to the right place. Below we have created a list of all the plants that can be grown in pots including, fruits, vegetable, herbs and native foods.
Growing Tomatoes In Pots
Karin with her home grown Tomatoes!
Growing Tomatoes in Pots in your potted vegetable garden can be a great way to save money. Home grown Tomatoes have way more flavor too. They are fun to grow and it is relatively simple to produce an abundance of healthy tasty fruits once you know how. Within this article there are some great tips to save you time and money! Learn today! Click the link below. Growing Tomatoes In Pots
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Growing Chili Peppers in Containers
Chillies not only taste great but look fantastic and growing Chili Peppers in containers is a wonderful way to harvest these fruits. Chillies come in a variety of forms and are available in red, yellow and black. Chillies grow as short lived perennials in warm climates.
When growing chillies in pots you do need to use an exceptional free flowing potting mix that drains well. They also enjoy a slightly acidic medium, but most quality potting mixes will do. Keep Chili plants in a sheltered position in full sun and in cooler regions move into a warm mini greenhouse. Liquid fertilize once a week through the summer months. Soluble seaweed fertilizer helps the fruit to become sweeter. Remember to collect seed for next season when growing in cool climates and treat as annual. Click the link for Growing Chili Peppers in Containers
Growing Capsicum in Containers!
Growing Capsicum in containers and pots is fantastic and believe me you can grow some fabulous fruits this way that are sweet, juicy and look just great. Nearly all of the Pepper family look fantastic in containers with their shiny leaves and bright crimson red fruits.
Growing lettuce in pots, most of us have tried it, but generally end up with a bitter crappy tasting lettuce leaving us questioning why it tastes so bad? Well, there are a few reasons. Firstly lettuce need to grow fast to be tasty, that is why most lettuces are grown in a hydroponic medium. Not so with container vegetable gardening. We go for organically grown in pots and containers! Why?
Because it's healthy and when you know how, they taste great! Growing lettuce in pots is quite easy, but there are few basic elements needed. A high quality potting mix with blood and bone is essential. Also you need to liquid fertilize 3 times a week with liquid seaweed. Highly recommended is also a self watering container. Keep lettuce moist at all times for optimum growth! Watch out for super hot days. Remove to semi shade on extreme days! Click Here For How To Grow Lettuce In Pots
Growing Celery in a Pot
Growing Celery in a pot is fairly simple. Celery is a heavy drinker and the taste and flavor will suffer if you forget to water. It is recommended that you grow celery in a very large pot with a self watering system (just in case you forget) Also it is a heavy feeder and will need loads of compost mixed throughout its container. If your a little low on cash you can successfully grow Celery in foam boxes (polystyrene). Celery is a fantastic addition to any container vegetable garden and once you pick up the skills and know how you will be growing this lovely little plant all the time. To find out more about Growing Celery in a pot please click the link below
Growing Watercress in containers is relatively simple. Watercress really should play a larger role in container vegetable gardening This great plant is very tasty in salads and is part of the Nasturtium family (Nasturtium officinale) Watercress can be grown in a shallow container (5cm deep or 2 inches). You can also grow Watercress in pot, but never let it dry out and soak everyday! If you want to attract Bees and beneficial insects growing watercress is just great for this. Also the kids love it and can play a major role when growing watercress in a pot.
Growing Ceylon spinach is a snap and growing it in a container could not be easier. I love this plant as it's just so easy to grow. If you live in Australia you may also want to try Warrigal greens which is the native spinach to Australia and New Zealand
Ceylon Spinach need full sun or part shade and a premium potting mix to grow well. This plant also needs a lot of nitrogen and grows super fast in hot climates. You can grow it in summer in cooler areas, but generally this plant is grown through Asia and the tropics. Don't pick the leaves until it reaches over three meters or you may stunt the plant and send it to seed quickly.
Cabbage, Kale and Kohl Rabi are from the the Brassica Family need to be grown in a large, deep self watering container with a quality premium potting mix. It is also recommended that you liquid fertilize regularly and mix compost into the potting mix to obtain quick healthy growth.
It is best to grow these veggies in the cooler months and all of them are members of the Brassica family. There is an exception though with traditional hearting cabbages being grown in the warmer seasons, including Asian varieties.
Growing English spinach in containers can only be successful in the cooler seasons. It is not recommended in tropical areas. Many prefer to grow Silverbeet as a replacement.
Spinach like lettuce needs ample nitrogen and water for maximum leaf growth and flavor. The best form of nitrogen for quick growth for these guys would be fish emulsion, but for optimum health to combat pests and disease I would use an organic blend of liquid seaweed mixed with fish emulsion! The video below provided plenty of information for growing all types of salads in containers!
Growing Broccoli in a container vegetable garden is simple as long as you follow successful methods. Broccoli is a cool season plant and can only be grown in the cooler winter in warm climates. You will need a large container full of top quality premium potting mix full of organic food such as Seaweed, Blood and bone. Keep moist and never let the container dry out. Also fertilize once a week with an organic soluble fertilizer for optimum growth. Keep a good eye out for the Cabbage moth as these guys love to lay their eggs right in the heart of your Broccoli and Cauliflower!
"Welcome to Growing Tomatoes in Pots" What a lovely past time! If you ever tried growing these tasty little fruits in a container, but had no success well you are in the right place! I have been applying this form of container gardening for years. So, what I have done is compiled a load of my very own content and tips and then scoured the web for the best resources available. Get ready, because this is going to awesome! Yes, I get a little excited, but that just shows how passionate I really am!
Growing Water Spinach in your container vegetable Garden!
The fast growing water spinach is an aquatic perennial (ipomoea aquatica) and can also be known as Kang kong. This spinach is mostly harvested for use in Asian stir fries and can also taste great as a steamed vegetable. The leaf has a peppery flavor and could just possibly be the easiest vegetable to grow in warm climates. It is best to grow Water spinach in a container filled with water. You will need a fairy large container and then submerge the spinach into the container. You may also want to grow other edibles and small fish in the container too!
_This page is be continually added to and we plan to add loads of great food that you can grow usingcontainer vegetable gardeningmethods. So, return often, learn more, grow plenty of food, and if you get the chance teach others what you know, please pass on your knowledge so others can eat and grow healthy fresh food at home! See you again soon! Marty and Karin
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