The idea of planting a vegetable garden in a plastic 15L plant pot is very attractive to many people. However, the idea of transplanting a small plant (i.e. carrots) into a large plant pot (i.e. a terracotta or ceramic tile) can be a bit intimidating to some gardeners.
It’s very important to know how your new container planting will go. Is the location on the earth level similar to where you currently live? Is the site on a slope or inclined area? Will you need a soil contusion tool to level the surface after transplanting? These are all questions you must consider when planning your planting.
Also, there are many aspects of container gardening that will affect your planting methods. Is the planting site ideal for growing vegetables? How about the sun and nutrients? Is the climate at your place suitable for growing vegetables in partial shade during the hot summer months or intense shade during wintertime?
As with any other type of planting, consider what the main crops you plan to grow are: tomatoes, peppers, squash, onions, broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower and carrots. Then find out if you can plant each vegetable in a separate shallow rectangular pot. You can use whatever size pot you want, just as long as it will hold the necessary number of plants. However, most experts recommend a deep rectangular pot for each crop.
When choosing the container plants, you have two main options: wood and plastic. Both work fine, but the plastic option is preferred by many gardeners because it is easier to clean and maintain than the traditional wooden pot. As far as cleaning goes, all you have to do is wipe down the container rim on a regular basis using a soapy solution.
Planting depth should be three to four times deeper than the width of the container. If you do not have a large enough back garden to support larger pots, you can always buy a plastic pot instead. The only problem with this type is that the edges may be sharp and difficult to trim around obstacles such as walls or other plants.
Once you have chosen your container, it is time to decide what you want to grow in it. The plants you chose should be bushy and if possible, placed close to one another. This will ensure good growth in the future. It also helps if the container has drainage holes at the bottom. Make sure your container has good water retention as well; leaves that dry up quickly will turn black in the evening.
Watering the plants is easy; simply turn the container upside down and remove the top soil. Then fill with water until the top of the container is filled up with water. Watering is essential and should be done early in the morning, when temperatures are cooler. Do not over-water the plants, however, as the roots will rot if the water is taken away too soon. It is best to keep a bit of water in the container for healthy plants.
When choosing the correct pot for your garden, remember to choose one that allows for good drainage. It is important for the water to drain into the potting bench so it does not remain stagnant on the surface. Most of the 15l plant pots sold today are made of glass, porcelain or ceramic. Glass pots provide a better view of the roots as well as a greater degree of drainage.
One of the benefits of having an all natural potting bench is that it prevents disease. Many plants cannot tolerate being near other plants that have been infected with diseases. When plants are placed together, they share air and nutrients, which can spread diseases between them. A natural potting bench prevents this by keeping air circulating and nutrients moving. Plus, plants do not have to fight for the nutrients that make up healthy soil.
When selecting the best potting bench for your garden, there are a few factors to consider. The most important factor is how big of a pot you will need. Determine how many trees, shrubs, flowering plants, etc. you will be growing and how big of a pot you need to hold the amount of soil you will need.
You also want to choose a pot that has adequate drainage. Some pots need extra water or fertilizer to stay moist while others do not. Know which plants you will be growing and pick a pot that fits their needs. If you do not have the right amount of information, it is difficult to choose the best plant pot.