Growing Vegetables In Containers

You can grow certain vegetables in boxes, large pots or other containers. These crops include chives, cucumber (supported on a trellis), eggplant, lettuce, parsley, pepper and tomato (supported on stakes or a trellis).

Container soils are different from garden soils and thus require special care. If you grow a crop in a container, you have to add sand, perlite, vermiculite, calcined clay, bark, rotted sawdust or peat to your garden or potting soil. These soil amendments are important to container gardening since aeration and water are problems. Usually a mixture of /"§ soil, /"§ perlite and /"§ peat works well.

To keep from fertilizing throughout the season, add slow-release fertilizer pellets when making the soil mixture.

For container gardening, you should try to use plastic containers with drain holes to help prevent quick drying of the soil. Keeping your plants out of direct sunlight for long periods of time will also help.

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