The list below includes some of the easiest vegetables you can grow in pots but remember there are many more options depending on your preference. Our list is ideal for a beginner gardener and represents a good range of the basics, for more information on growing vegetables in containers please feel free to contact us.
Most vegetables can be successfully grown in pots or other growing containers provided you use a nutrient rich compost or soil mix. If you are growing vegetables in smaller pots make sure you use compost rather than soil because soil will dry out too quickly and your plants will struggle.
For larger pots you can use a soil mix with approx 40% good quality loamy soil and 60% compost. As a rule of thumb I would recommend compost for plants grown in pots for one season and soil based mixes for more permanent planting like woody herbs or fruit bushes.
We recommend using a good multipurpose compost as a base with the addition of a slow release organic fertilizer like our ‘Seafeed’ seaweed and poultry manure pellets. ‘Rockdust’ ground volcasnic basalt is also a helpful addition in soil-less compost mixes as it provides the mineral content usually provided by the soil.
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Growing Vegetables in Containers
by Marie Iannotti
Many vegetables will grow very well in containers. You may not be able to grow as much as you might in a vegetable garden, but container vegetable gardening can be quite productive. There are a few special considerations when growing vegetable plants in pots, but they are by no means deterrents.
Although any variety can be grown in a container, compact plants do best. Seed companies realize that homeowners have less and less space to devote to vegetable gardens and every year they come out with new vegetable plant varieties suitable for growing in small spaces. Be on the look out for key words like: bush, compact, and space saver. Here are some tips, including vegetable plant varieties, to get your vegetable container garden growing.
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How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed
Tips for Growing Tomato Plants from Seed
By Marie Iannotti
Why grow tomatoes from seed? There are always plenty of tomato plants for sale at local garden centers, but for the largest variety you will need to consider growing tomatoes from seed. Since tomatoes are heat lovers, most gardeners don’t have growing seasons long enough to start tomatoes from seed outdoors. To get around that, tomato seeds are often started indoors, under lights.
A word of caution, it’s easy to get carried away buying tomato seeds. A family of four can easily feast throughout the summer on 6 plants.
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How to start growing a healthy succulent garden
Everywhere I look these days, I see succulents. They are popping up in dish gardens, stone troughs, driftwood planters, garden fountains, and even coffee cups and shot glasses.
Yes, succulents have captured the imagination of the home gardener. With so many of these drought-tolerant houseplants available, isn’t it time for you to create your personal succulent garden?
To get the scoop on caring for these succulent stars, I recently spoke with Bryan Hutson of Calloway’sGreenville store. He pointed out that succulents have been slowly gaining in popularity over the last five years. The rising interest in “green roofs,” vertical gardens, and low-maintenance dish gardens have all included these slow-growing, water-saving plants.
Succulents have a different look and feel than common houseplants. People are looking for a change from the leafy green of ivy, ferns and spider plants.
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