How to grow vegetables in pots
Growing vegetables in pots is an excellent option if you are low on space – and growing in containers can still bring a plentiful harvest, if you know what you’re doing! The principles are very much the same in terms of picking a good spot, ensuring good fertile soil and keep your plants watered and fed as per the vegetable. The main two problems you may encounter with growing in pots, is your veggies drying out or having a lack of root space. The best way to get around these is to not overplant your pot – and to keep a very close eye on it to ensure it doesn’t dry out.
There are certain vegetables that grow better in containers or pots than others. These include beetroot, broad beans, carrots, herbs, lettuce, salad leaves, spring onions, spinach and even potatoes.
There are many pots and containers you can buy to help cultivate plants in smaller spaces, including the Juice+ Tower Garden, which gives you the tools you need to start growing 20 plants straight away.
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How to grow your own organic vegetables
If you have grasped the basic concepts of growing vegetables in your garden, you may be considering how you can cultivate organic produce. The first thing to think about is using organic soil and mulch for the growth bed of your seeds – you can find this in most garden centres. Make sure you use an organic fertiliser, and you can also ensure your seedlings have come from an organic source.
How to grow vegetables in winter
You may think that spring, summer and autumn are the prime time for crops to grow – and indeed, this is the case for many vegetables. However, there are a few crops that can cope with the cold winter weather and might be a great option if you’re choosing to get stuck into growing your own produce over the winter months. It may be handy to have a greenhouse in these circumstances to prevent your veg from dying in frost or snow.
Veggies you can plant during the winter include:
- Spring onions
- Salad leaves
Hopefully this will give you the tools and inspiration to start thinking about what delicious produce you could make in your very own garden. You could use your own veg to make any of our Healthy Back to School Lunch ideas and remember you can see what fruit and veg is in season to buy with our Ultimate Season Calendar.