The case of too many pots, too much watering and sometimes pest attack can almost make you pack it in!
The thing is see we forget that simple is best and try to complicate it too much!
The first part of a productive container vegetable herb and Veggie garden is choosing what you eat the most.
The second part is choosing plants the plants perform well in the designated garden area.
Forget exotics and hard to grow species! These plants take up way too much time!
The third part is growing your plants in 3 stages. This means having new seedlings coming through when the old plants are coming to seed.
Example with lettuce you need to rotate at least every six weeks, so this means sowing seeds every three weeks.
More Container Vegetable Garden Tips
- Sow seeds directly into large pots
- Use large containers with water troughs, rotate new seedlings at one end with mature at the other
- Rotate your liquid fertilizers example: Use Fish emulsion Seaweed mix then Worm wee from the worm farm the next time you liquid fertilize.
- Plant more than one species in a container.
- Move your pots around to follow the sun.
- Grow vertical to get more productive in small spaces.
- Grow against warm walls that trap heat in cool areas. The warm wall will release the heat over night keeping the plant warm, happy and healthy! I have my Dwarf Avocado tree up against the wall at home in winter!
- Water your plants with water from the fish tank after you clean. My lettuce salads love this!