If you are not a gardener but are about to start your home organic vegetable garden, you may be wondering where you should start. There are various ways to start that's why the job seems daunting and confusing. But a good way to start is buy our HOV gardening kit.
Most people start by buying vegetable seeds (or collecting them from raw vegetables and drying them) and planting them in a seedling container like a wooden box. When the seeds sprout after a few days and grow big enough, they are transferred to a pot or garden plot on the ground.
But in between, there are vital tips you should consider:
1. Choose big enough containers. I know. Small containers for plants seen on Youtube or Google pictures look cute. But reality says containerized gardens are best done with containers that are big enough. Soil in big containers don't dry up as fast as those in small containers. Moreover, it is easier to manage bigger containers especially when it comes to replenishing soil and compost in them.
If you should opt for smaller containers, prepare to do more maintenance work. And that would be difficult in a very limited space.
2. Be careful about watering plants. Plants in containers should be watered gently. Do not pour water or put large amounts at once as to flood the containers. Use sprinklers with fine perforation and water carefully several times (one voluminous watering won't do) to let the water seep into the soil slowly, being careful not to flood the container. Use a sprayer for hanging containers. Containers should have holes at the bottom and/or sides for draining excess water.
3. Choose sunlighty areas. Whatever gardening type you are engaged in, plant in areas where there is enough sunlight. This is a vital reminder especially if you are into home gardening. Slightly or partially lighted rooms or spaces won't do. You either put the plants outdoors or directly facing windows receiving ample sunlight.
The good thing about containerized gardening is that it is portable. You can always transfer them to areas more exposed to sunlight or transfer them to safer places during the rainy season or storms.
4. Green leafy. Green leafy vegetables are mostly easier to plant and grow. So start with lettuce, pechay, or mustard. Easier to grow is sweet potato leaves or camote tops.
5. Keep off from pets and kids. Make sure the containers are out of reach of pets and children. Thus, hanging or shelved gardens or those attached to walls are preferred.
6. Foliarize well. When using foliar organic fertilizer, remember to apply or spray according to set schedules. Containerized plants get limited nutrition from the soil in their containers so they need frequent supplementation.
7. Go organic! Never underestimate the power of organic foliar fertilizer and compost.
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