Setting up a container garden
I’ve been reading up on container gardening over the last week or so. As you may or may not know, container gardening is perfect for anyone who only has a small space, such as apartments, units and retirement living, in which to grow their own herbs and vegetables. I am thinking of setting one up for myself when the season is right.
I’ve found these basics to set up my container garden:
- organic potting soil, seeds or seedlings
- containers (buckets, pots, old ice cream containers
- a sunny spot for your containers
And I’ve been told these are some good pointers:
- turn the soil around the plants every few weeks so the soil remains aerated and water and nutrients are able to reach your garden
- remove any weeds as you see them
- add mulch regularly to conserve water, promote healthy soil, and prevent weed growth
- give your plants organic water-soluble plant food every few weeks.
I don’t have the greenest thumb, so can anyone recommend easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs that I can grow in my container garden? So far I know I’d like basil, sage and chives, and maybe tomatoes. I’d love to hear any other suggestions for how best to manage a container garden.