How To Grow In Limited Spaces (Google / Bonsai-Star)

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How To Grow In Limited Spaces: Container Gardening

 

You might think that living in an apartment will limit your gardening opportunities.  Thankfully, there is an alternative to the traditional back yard garden. Container gardening is something to consider.  The idea of container gardening is something that can be used in just about any situation you can find.

No matter the reason that you chose container gardening, it is a excellent way to grow the same crops you would have grown if you had the space for a traditional organic garden.Choosing containers for a garden can be a fun experience. The sky is the limit, container wise.  Just make certain to use material that can potentially hold food.It is crucial that each container allows for adequate drainage.  If you fail to do this, the roots, and the plants won’t grow the way you want..

Providing drainage holes in your container gardens is a fairly easy process. Traditionally holes are put on the bottom, but that doesn’t work well if the container is on the floor or porch steps.  There is no place for the water to go. An alternative choice is to transfer the holes from the bottom to the sides.Another tip for container gardening is that you need to to] use good quality soil.. It is required to retain moisture, but also must drain well. Garden soil is not a good option.  It has a tendancy to drain poorly over time. Whether you go to the store and buy some soil, or create your own specific mixture, soil should be designed for both the containers and the plants.The nutrition levels of your container plants is also very important.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.