While large peat pots have been useful to gardeners throughout the centuries, with new information coming available it truly seems as though it’s time to find newer, greener solutions. In today’s world where green living has become such an important priority, it’s behoove all to take advantage of all of the wonderful resources available. The fact of the matter is that many of the earths natural resources can be used to our advantage. Why waste time and energy harvesting plants when we can go ahead and use the peat that already exists? Container gardening makes sense and it will save you lots of money as well as plenty of fun.
One of the main benefits of transplanting seeds or cutting plants out of the ground is that it creates a new environment for them to thrive in. If you’re just starting out then this process is particularly important because it creates a new environment for your plant. The reason large peat pots work so well for this is that they allow moisture to permeate deep into the soil. What this means is that the roots of your transplants will stay stronger. They also have more of a chance to survive.
Another thing about large peat pots is that they make it much easier to aerate your plants. When you spread seeds or cut plants from the ground, you need to do so in a hurry. You can’t put them anywhere that will let air circulate properly because you’ll only create mold and rot. This will not only harm your plants but can also get expensive since you will have to buy new pots. As a result of the faster growth rate of many plants that are found in the African continent, these are often used by African farmers to grow their food.
These pots are also great because they can be placed on top of a tall stick to allow the heat of sunlight to penetrate. The benefit of placing a tray underneath is that the heat from the bottom of the tray can actually be utilized to heat the soil for the seedlings. This can help improve the temperature and environment that your plants will need to grow in.
Another option for your planting container is the tray that has a built-in watering system. A problem with a drip tray is that when the soil dries it doesn’t wick moisture from the surface of the soil back to the seedlings. The water eventually ends up in the drainage tray instead. With the drip tray, you can actually place the seeds and plants on the bottom so that the water drips down directly into the drainage area.
You can place the pots on a wide rimmed tray or directly on the soil. For optimal drainage make sure that you have a wide rimmed tray. The rim of the tray allows the water to drain away from the roots of the plants. When choosing the type of pot, make sure that you get one that is made out of a durable material. Plastic and polyethylene tins are popular choices because they will not warp and are lightweight.
Once your plants are ready to be planted, remove all the soil from the pot. If your seedlings are not in direct sunlight yet, you may want to prepare the potting soil first. The seedlings may not be prepared yet if they are still in a partial shade. Prepare the potting soil by mixing coarse sand into medium grade compost to help it loosen up and aerate. It is best to do this before you start preparing the seedlings’ potting soil.
Once you have the proper preparation and the correct amount of soil, you’re ready to begin growing tomatoes. The biggest consideration before you plant your seedlings is to make sure that they get enough sunlight. This will ensure that the plants get the proper nutrition they need. Providing your seedlings with an ample amount of sunlight will also prevent them from being exposed to extreme temperatures and weather conditions.