By Ed Marroni
The warmer weather heralds the planting season! Growing our own vegetables can be a rewarding experience. Such action enables us to be in close contact with our Earth and to be partners with our Earth in producing food. Also, the vegetables we grow ourselves are more nutritious and tasty since they are fresh and we can control the use of feritlizer, if any.
“Gardening in a Flower Pot” is the name of a garden store in Norfolk. This name for me highlights what is referred to as container gardening. A completely sunny yard or even a yard is not necessary for growing vegetables or flowers. We can grow them in containers, which can be pots, buckets, etc.
Container gardening offers numerous benefits – the main one being having the freedom to move the container where the sun is shining. Also, we compose the soil so that it is rich in nutrients and weeding is not a problem. What vegetables you plan to plant will determine what size and depth the container needs to be. The plants will need to be watered more often and their number will be limited; i.e. probably, only one tomato starter to a container.
For more information google Container Gardening and select the 2nd offering,”successful container gardens.”
Enjoy the fruits of your labor!