While an orchard or vegetable plot might be too grand of an idea for a kitchen garden, did you know that you can still achieve one in a pot? Here’s how you can have a mini version in your yard today!
Pick a pot and modify it according to the crop.
Make sure you have a large pot with a mouth that can accommodate the number of growing plants. Though we recommend a 1:1 ratio so that the crops won’t fight over limited soil nutrients. Ensure proper drainage by either picking a pot with holes for irrigation or drill holes in it. You can also prepare some bamboo sticks to aid in the plant’s growth.
Start with crops which can grow from scraps.
From cabbage to spring onion and onions, let it float in water for some days and let roots branch out before planting it in a pot.
Put the pot in its best spot.
Depending on the crop, make sure that it is receiving the proper amount of sunlight. Also watch out for the soil moisture. Since it’s in an enclosed pot, the soil can quickly dry up so either water more frequently or move it to a shaded spot before the soil dries up completely. Another way for the soil to keep its moisture is by making sure the soil is tilled regularly.
Grow crops up rather than spreading it wide.
Since growing crops in a pot limits your space, free it up by directing your crop growth upwards. Stick a trellis near the pot to guide your crop upwards.
While you may not have acres of land to grow your orchard or vegetable plots in, container gardening surely helps in making sure your family won’t run out of fresh produce all-year round!