Gardening with Garden Containers
It is quite easy
to do organic gardening when making your garden containers.
This is because of the smaller size of pots, you can easily
isolate any plants that are having a pest problem without
it spreading quickly to other plants.
First, you need
organic potting soil with nutrients. Many garden centers now
carry this special mixture, or you can make it yourself.
To ensure everything
is organic in your garden, you should ideally start all your
plants yourself from seeds. When you purchase plants from
a nursery, you usually have no idea if they have been treated
or "assisted" at any point during the growing process.
So you should start the plants yourself.
Check your plants
every morning or every evening for any signs of pests. If
you find any, isolate that plant from the others to control
the problem. If you only check every few days or once a week,
the pest problem could be out of control before you even are
aware there is a problem.
Remove any dead
stems or leaves. Pests can hide quite well using dead foilage
for cover in your containers, and often are the cause of dead
stems or leaves on plants that should be in their prime.
Use an organic
fertilizer about once a month to keep your plants healthy
and as preventitive measures for any health issues while your
plants are growing.
can be used on top of the soil in your containers as a pest
deterent. This can be used as preventitive (before the pests
arrive) or as a cure if you are already having problems. It
can be purchased at some garden supply stores as well as pool
in containers gives many people satisfaction who want more
organic foods in their diets yet are unable to afford the
prices of organic produce at the market or grocery stores.
Anything can be grown organically, if you don't mind the extra
elbow grease it requires to accomplish it.