Gardening can be a lot of fun, but for those who do not have a yard or sufficient space to spread out, container gardening is a great alternative. Not only is container vegetable gardening easy for beginners to pick up, it’s also possible to grow a large variety of vegetables in a container garden.
In order to grow a successful container garden, there are a few basic tips that can help you get started. Most vegetables require six hours or more of sunlight every day. Ensure that there is a place where the vegetables can be placed where they will be warm and receive a lot of sunlight. If living in an area where there is a lot of sunlight, you might have to add some shade in order to protect them.
In addition to sunlight, vegetables also need to be watered constantly. During their peak growing time, the soil in the container should be moist to the touch, although not dripping. Adding too much water will cause the roots to rot while not enough water will stunt their growth. Test the moisture levels in the soil every day by sticking your finger in.
Temperature is an important part of maintaining a garden. When it starts to get cold outside, the vegetable containers should be brought inside since freezing temperatures can kill them. If the containers are too large to make moving easy, it is possible to use a garden fleece to protect them.