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You’ll Never Guess How Easy It Is To Grow Veggies

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 9 May , 2018

You don’t need extensive farmland or a large backyard to grow tasty vegetables. In fact, many can be grown in large pots on your deck or windowsill.

We’ll talk about it in this issue.

What do I need to grow vegetables in pots?

You may be surprised to learn that all you really need to grow veggies in pots are:

  • a large container (the bigger, the better…but the minimum dimensions you should look for are pots 10 inches wide and 12 inches deep);
  • some potting soil (organic potting mixes that are designed to be used in containers are ideal); and
  • a location that gets a minimum of six hours of sun daily.

What vegetables grow best in pots?

There’s a host of veggies that will grow just fine in pots, including tomatoes, beans, lettuce, chilies and peppers, radishes, peas, spinach and carrots.

How should I plant the seeds in my pot?

The first step is to clean the pot before planting. Then, soak your potting soil and let it sit a few hours to drain.

Follow the directions for planting on the seed package. In fact, you can plant more seeds than what you think you’ll need because not all the seeds are going to germinate.

As for watering and feeding your veggies, a drip-irrigation system is your best bet and a once-a-week fertilizer is ideal.

How do I harvest vegetables grown in pots?

You should pick them when they’re ripe or when they’ve reached a size that will enable you to enjoy them.

However, when the season is over, be sure to get rid of the potting soil. Using the same soil year after year can lead to pest infestations and other negative effects.

For more information about growing vegetables in pots in San Diego, call Juniper Landscape Company!

Growing tasty veggies in pots is easy, inexpensive and fun for the family.

To learn more, give us a call here at Juniper Landscape Company. We’d love to help you. Our number is 619-334-9464 or send an email.


Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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