For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

New Popular Style Of Gardening For Little Area

Not only the home owner want to have a beautiful garden for relaxing in the green atmosphere but people who have to live in apartment or condominium also want to have little corner with nature. Thus container gardening is becoming increasingly popular.

Small Gardening

With more and more stories on the news about various outbreaks of food poisoning from things like lettuce and green onions, many people are finding it important to start growing as much of their own produce as possible and they choose container gardening for solving this problem. Also,it's relaxing and enjoyable and you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you're growing your own plants and you know where they came from.

Some people think it is too difficult or too expensive so they are afraid to deal with container gardening. On the contrary, it is actually very easy and can be quite inexpensive. Here we explore the ease of setting up your first container garden, as well as the expenses involved. We're going to walk you through the process of setting up your first container garden and I pick basil for be my example. Let' enjoy with the easy 4 steps.

First step, purchase your container gardening supplies as the following. Three plastic pots with drainage holes in the bottom, preferably with trays underneath to catch soil and water drainage, about 5-6 inches in diameter, and 5-6 inches deep, one packet of basil seeds, one small bag of organic compost, one small bag of peat moss, one small garden trowel, one small watering can or clean spray bottle, and one very sunny windowsill (or a florescent or halogen grow light if no sunny window is available.)

Next, prepare the soil by mix together 1 part peat moss with 5 parts compost. (For every one trowel full of peat moss, put in 5 trowels full of compost.) Fill the three pots up to about ½ inch from the top with this mixture.

Thirdly, plant the seeds. Simply make a hole about 1 inch deep in the center of each pot with your finger. Put about three seeds into each hole and cover them with soil. Water lightly and place in the windowsill or under a grow light. Once the seeds sprout and reach about 2 inches in height, remove any extra sprouts so that you only have one plant in each pot.

Last step, water them regularly and keep them maintained in order to care for your plants. Check the soil daily for moisture. Whenever the soil feels dry, water lightly. To maintain the bushy growth, pinch off the tops of each stem every couple of weeks and remove any flower stalks as soon as you see them growing.

As you can see, it's really simple to start a container garden. In this example, we planted basil, but you can apply this method to practically any herb, small vegetable, or flower, with only minor modifications. Also, you may adapt my steps if you find more suitable choice.


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