Homeowners and renters without much yard space shouldn’t have to go without growing delicious vegetables. They can plant vegetable seedlings and seeds in containers and put these on a patio, porch, or deck. When the seeds or seedlings are planted in a container, they can be placed closer together in order to concentrate the nutrients and water in a smaller space. The container will soon be brimming with scrumptious treats.
Step 1: Fill the container or pot with a soil mixture recommended for growing the selected vegetables. The soil should almost reach the top of the container or pot. Water the soil thoroughly. Allow the soil to drain and make sure the soil is wet.
Step 2: The soil will have settled a few inches once it has drained. Add additional soil until the soil level reaches two to three inches from the rim. Use the hands to level the top of the soil.
Step 3: If seedlings are being used, use the hands or trowel to create a small hole in the soil for each seedling. Place one seedling into each hole. The top of the seedling root ball should be level with or just below the surrounding soil. Use the fingers to gently press the soil down around each seedling.
Step 4: If seeds are being used, plant them at a depth according to the directions on the seed package. The soil must be kept moist until the seeds germinate or the seedlings have been established. To avoid drowning the seeds, use a fine water-mister for watering during this time.
Step 5: On a daily basis, gently water the seedling using a hose or watering can. A can or hose with a perforated attachment on its spout is the best option. This prevents the seedlings from being dislodged or the soil from washing out of the container or pot. Water until the soil is thoroughly moist.