What do you like to eat (If growing an edible container garden)?
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You love to grow fruits and vegetables you’ve never eaten before, but before doing that try your hands on things you and your family like to eat. You can search for herbs and vegetables that grow best in your area. This will increase your success rate and gain your confidence.
Adequate moisture is a key factor for bountiful container gardens. Not overwatering or underwatering. Just enough moisture. I recommend you really pay attention to this. Use a moisture meter to check soil moisture. Or stick your finger in the soil! It should feel moist but not wet or dry.
You can also make your own moisture-holding potting mix using my recipe or improve a bagged potting mix. It should have moisture-hugging ingredients like coir peat to prevent the soil from drying out too quickly. Avoid potting mix products with chemical nasties like water-saving crystals. These are unnecessary and have no place in an organic food garden.
Realizing that every growing situation is different, we asked Jabber to give us her edible container gardening recommendations based on nine common scenarios. Here she shares her insights and introduces us to some wonderfully weird edible plant varieties.
If you‘re a seasoned container gardener…
“Try some global veggies and herbs, like tomatillos or lemongrass.” Other exciting edibles to grow in containers are bay leaves, fennel, large fruited tomatoes, eggplants and hot peppers. “It’s not hard to do, but they just need a little more fussing,” says Jabber.