Growing Vegetables in Containers

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Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by mirafzalkhan » March 27th, 2012, 5:17 pm

Growing Vegetables in Containers

By selecting bush or dwarf varieties, almost any vegetable can be adapted for growing in containers.

Choose Containers that are large enough to accommodate the root systems of your chosen plants. Smaller containers can result in a lack of moisture and nutrients, otherwise frequent watering and feeding will be needed.

Bush type vegetables such as Tomato, Brinjal are best grown in those containers which have greater depth (above 12 inch). Vine type such as Gourds, Beans needs even more depth (above 14 inch)

Some vegetables like carrot, Radish needs larger growing area as well, bed like containers at least 10 inch deep are good for them.

Containers having larger growing surface area with 6 to 8 inch depth are fine for herbs; like Coriander, lettuce etc.

Growing Media
Mix of sand, well-rotted manure & soil in 1:2:3.

Drainage
Container should have holes at the base or in the bottom to permit drainage of excess water.

Color
Dark color containers absorb more heat which could possibly damage the plant roots. In summer painting with a lighter color & vice-versa in winter will help your plant.

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Farwa Kashif » October 10th, 2012, 12:04 am

i want to grow some tomatoes from the seeds. can somebody help

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Izhar » October 10th, 2012, 8:56 am

Please go through the existing topics in the forum, this has already been discussed..

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Mustansir Billah » June 13th, 2013, 10:42 pm

I am searching for appropriate size of pot for growing vegetable such as tomato, lady finger, Capsicum and chillies. Are landscape pots suitable for them? If yes, what should be depth and length of the pot for planting three plants?

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Farhan Ahmed » June 14th, 2013, 7:34 pm

at least 12-14 inch pots serve the purpose reasonably well.

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Mustansir Billah » June 14th, 2013, 9:17 pm

What happens when the pot is smaller?

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Tahir Khan » June 14th, 2013, 9:26 pm

Mustansir Billah wrote:What happens when the pot is smaller?
Nothing... You will just have to water more to keep the soil moist and and provide less fertilizer than the larger pot.

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by ka_khan » September 22nd, 2013, 9:09 pm

Common container used is the wooden fruit crates.I have seen someone grow vegetables in Large Plastic Drums and Tubs.Any more ideas?

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by meo786 » October 7th, 2013, 4:16 pm

ka_khan wrote:Common container used is the wooden fruit crates.I have seen someone grow vegetables in Large Plastic Drums and Tubs.Any more ideas?
nice idea any other idea please

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