Growing Vegetables in Containers - The compact solution

Written by Judy Williams

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Container vegetables may need some additional fertilising due torepparttar extra watering. Nutrients will be washed away quicker in a container than inrepparttar 113378 ground. A diluted water soluble fertiliser isrepparttar 113379 best option to use regularly with vegetables.

There have been many varieties of vegetables that have been bred to grow in containers. They are generally referred to a 'dwarf' varieties for obvious reasons. A list of suggested varieties and container sizes may help with your selection. Check with your seed supplier onrepparttar 113380 varieties they recommend.

Having said that, there are many vegetable varieties that will do very well in containers. Tomatoes, lettuce, beets, carrots, cabbage, peas, beans, capsicums and peppers are all good choices. Cucumbers, cauliflower and broccoli will also do well as will virtually all herbs.

Crops like potatoes, corn, pumpkins and vine fruits generally need more room than a container can provide. Butrepparttar 113381 size of your containers andrepparttar 113382 varieties available to you will dictate what you grow. As with most gardening, trial and error is your best education.

Judy Williams ( is an avid organic gardener. No Dig Vegetable Gardens represents a clean, green way to grow your own food. The site covers all aspects of growing, cooking and preserving your harvest.

How to Make Your Own Rooting Hormone

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Stem cuttings: These are treated just like leaf cuttings except you cut off a stem with several leaves instead of just one leaf. Removerepparttar bottom leaves, leaving a few atrepparttar 113377 top. Proceed as withrepparttar 113378 leaf cutting.

In both instances coverrepparttar 113379 pot with a plastic bag or inverted glass jar. This will keep moisture from evaporating and keeprepparttar 113380 cutting from wilting. Keep in a warm location with diffused light but out of direct sunlight. When there is indications of growth after about 3 to 6 weeks, transplantrepparttar 113381 new emerging plant into a new pot of potting soil. Continue to keep a humid environment for about 2 more weeks until active growth begins.

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