Listen as Carol Allen shows how to raise vegetables in containers. Click "Show More" for a detailed list of important points in the video!
- To create a Salad Bowl of Chives, Parsley, Thyme, Lettuces and Radishes, Carol recommends a container like the one shown above.
- Her favorite planting ... More
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- To create a Salad Bowl of es, Parsley, Thyme, Lettuces and shes, Carol recommends a container like one shown above.
- Her favorite planting um is Fafard Complete Planting Mix, shown e. It provides good drainage, which is
- No need for packing peanuts or stones he bottom of the container to improve nage -- it won't. And anyway, that llent planting mix (Fafard) is what tes great drainage.
- Fill the container to 7/8 full with the potting medium.
- ting at 3:16 watch Carol put the tiny ts ("starts") into the medium, first ading the roots apart so they're not bound. (She calls it "tough love" and best seen!)
- She places the plants and ing medium so that it comes to about 3/4″ the top of the container. That's rtant so that water doesn't run out of container, but stays and seeps down to r the roots.
- Carol slips the plant into the soil along the sides -- out of t but right where she can find them to mber the variety planted. At the end of season they're still there and can be ved for one's garden journal.
- Having ted the "starts" around the edge of the ainer she next plants lettuce and radish s in the middle - starting at about 8:00. y'll grow really fast, germinating at t the same time.
- The larger plants nd the perimeter will be harvested first, ones started from seed in the middle.
- nning at 9:30 Carol demonstrates watering g a regular watering can but recommends g one with a "rose" on the end -- shown w right.
- Carol then turns to a lanted Early Girl tomato, the terminate type that keeps on growing. ting in July she'll be pinching it back ncourage fullness, and removing the ers, too.
- Insert a tomato cage into pot and then stakes to hold the cage in e (connecting them with a twist 'em). toes in containers need the extra stakes use the cages aren't be anchored as ly in them as they are in open garden e.
- Throughout the season water oughly and deeply, but only when the ace of the medium is dry. This potting um changes color when it's dry, which is helpful. At home Carol uses a hose to r containers.
- For feeding vegetables ontainers Carol uses Espoma Bio-tone to t, then switches to Plant-Tone or to-tone later in the season. With those -release organic products, you don't have orry about polluting the Bay.Less