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Get your vegetable patch started with these gardening tutorials.
You Will Need
- 6 hours of sun daily
- Vegetable seeds or seedlings
- Partial shade (optional)
- Recycled bushel baskets, barrels, metal drums, and wooden crates (optional)
Evaluate available sunshine
Evaluate the available sunshine, keeping in mind most vegetables require about 6 hours of full sun daily to make container gardening viable.
Choose a large container that provides plenty of room for growth and good drainage. Line the bottom with 1 inch of gravel.
Purchase sterilized soil from a garden center, which is made to hold moisture for the best results when container gardening. Now fill the containers with the soil.
Plant high yield varieties of vegetable seeds or seedlings to maximize the space, keeping in mind almost any garden vegetable thrives best in a properly cared-for container.
Apply fertilizer to your vegetable container garden every two to three weeks, making sure it provides nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
Check the plants each morning to see if they require watering. If the soil is not moist, then water when needed.
Harvest vegetables when they reach peak maturity to enjoy fullness of flavor, texture, and high nutrition. Now, share the goodness with family and friends by preparing your favorite vegetable dishes.