Drainage is the key to growing vegetables in containers…

So you’ve planted your new container garden. You’ve lovingly cared for it by fertilizing and pruning it. You’ve kept the insects at bay and you’ve meticulously watered it, but rather than your dream garden, it’s turned into your worst nightmare. Those big luscious tomatoes of your dreams have become small sickly ones in reality. The culprit and the cure could be found in your choice of growing medium. Stay away from poor draining mediums such as top soil. I usually use a bark based compost and containers that are designed for good drainage. Always remember, a container garden without good drainage means a container garden without good harvests.

 

 

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