4 handy tips for maintaining a potted edible garden.
In today’s world, there is no need to emphasize the importance of growing your own food. Adulteration and skyrocketing prices are enough to get you motivated! Contrary to popular belief, setting up an entirely potted kitchen garden is much easier than you think!
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Here are a few handy tips to plant your own potted kitchen and herb garden and nourish it to produce healthy veggies and fragrant herbs!
Transplanting is the best solution for container garden
When your garden is dependent on containers and you do not have enough space for a proper garden then transplanting is your best bet. Just buy seedlings from the local plant nursery and carefully transplant them in prepared pots.
Carefully transplanting the seedling into container garden
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Find a sunlit spot!
Your plants need a regular dose of sunlight to thrive. For potted container gardens use a spot in your home, on your terrace/ balcony or on a window sill that receives adequate sunlight.
Plants grown in a window sill planter for maximum exposure to sunlight
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Perfect fertilizer application
Although many chemical fertilizers are available in the market, the "greener", more environmentally friendly option is organic fertilizers, especially if the plants being fertilized are meant for your table! Organic fertilizers are also less likely to cause fertilizer burns or harm your plants in any other way. Fertilizers quantities should be applied according to the manufacturer's label and in the frequency recommended to prevent damaging your potted plants.
Enjoy picking fresh veggies from your own garden!
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Water potted plants with caution
All plants need water, however water requirements vary from plant to plant, so be mindful of this fact when wetting soil and foliage. This is especially important when watering potted plants because over watering depletes the limited nutrients available in potting soil. Ensure that there are adequate drainage holes for water to flow out of the pot as water logging leads to plant root rot.
Watering the plants as per their moisture requirement
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The absolute best thing about kitchen gardening is harvesting the freshest, nutritious vegetables and fragrant herbs to bring to your table!