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