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Container Gardening tips for a bountiful urban garden

With the food contamination scares on the rise, concerns about the low-quality food supply, and links between growing number of pesticide and genetically modified food, more and more people are thinking about growing their food their own, in their personal gardens and greenhouses. Some people are in an outrageous dilemma of how to grow a good amount of food in a limited space available inside or near their property.

The space is a one of many critical matters for sure, but now anyone can grow food in a remarkable limited space using the idea of container gardening, which is possible only if physical characteristics of the soil and land are favorable for the growth of the plants, vegetables, and fruits.

One of the many crucial elements contributing in the growth and production of new plants is sunlight. The space must have sufficient amount of air, sunlight, and water in order to produce a healthy food for a long time period. Vegetables and flowers can’t survive without the sunlight and it’s something you can control with the strategy of container gardening.

You can use water sprinklers to soak in vegetables, protect from harsh cold and climate change, but you can’t create an artificial sunlight using any technology of the world if any exists. Some vegetables need a sunbath for six to eight hours such as peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants and others require three to four hours of sunlight in order to grow under and out of the surface such as chard, spinach, and lettuce.

Take note of the sunlight patterns in the area where you intend to employ container gardening and keep a record of everything in your diary. Southern and Western exposures get the longest period of sunlight as compared to Eastern and Northern exposures. Thus your garden should be positioned in either South or West direction. There must not be objects causing obstruction of lights between your garden and the sunlight.

 



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