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We’ve always grown a lot of our own food. I’m not sure I’ll be able to get to it this year, as the spring season was so weird. It was blazing hot for most of the cooler months, then cold when it was supposed to warm up. What’s up with that? Anyway, I kind of forgot to start my seeds. It looks like I’ll have to make a trip to the nurseries to see what kind of vegetable plants they have in stock.
Since moving last year, I have to grow everything in containers, too. While that’s not the worst thing in the world, it’s not always super convenient. Container gardening does require a little more care, making sure that you have adequate water and soil nutrients. I try to buy organic soil when I can.
My reasons for growing a garden are several. One – I love vegetables. It’s really hard to find some of the veggies that I love in this area – like varieties of summer squash. I have no idea why, as it shouldn’t be that way. Two – I can control the way my veggies are grown. I can choose to go organic if I desire, which I usually do. Three – produce in my area is ridiculously expensive, so I get to save some money, too.
With Whitney Farms®, I can grow organic and have an easy to use organic plant food. Plant food is important when growing in containers, as your plants are unable to get nutrients from the surrounding soil. They only have access to the nutrients or water in their container.
In the high heat months, you’ll probably need to water your plants quite a bit. I tend to water things like tomatoes twice a day when it’s hot and dry. I generally check the containers in the morning, before I leave and again when I get home. If the soils dry, I water.
As long as you have the right sized containers and pay attention, you should have a pretty successful container garden and a bumper crop of produce. If you're growing your own garden, try Whitney Farms® products. They're even offering HWYD readers a $3 off coupon.