Now that the weather has warmed up enough and that nights do not go below zero, it is time to transplant your small plants to your garden! Since I might be moving over the summer, I decided to give container gardening a try this year! Container gardening has many pros, and a few cons. Let’s start with the bad shall we? Since the plants are in smaller spaces, they need watering more often. Now the good news? There is virtually no weeds which means much less maintenance.
Here are a few tips:
– Tomato plants need to be planted very deep, so you’ll need bigger pots for them.
– Only plant one tomato plant per pot since they grow a lot in size.
– Mint plants spread year over year, so plant them in pots and try to avoir them touching the ground.
– Cucumbers and beans are climbers! So they don’t need a lot of ground space, as long as you have something for them to climb. This can be added to your pots after 2 weeks or so.
– Pepper and tomato plants are not sturdy enough to grow straight up on their own, they need support right away. At the beginning, when the plants are still small, you can get away with using wood skewers. You can tie them to the plant using a thin string or small tie wraps.
Here is a few shots of my new garden!