How To Start A Container Garden?

Container Garden

NEW THING #70:

CONTAINER GARDEN⁣

Did you notice that with the pandemic, all the "old fashioned" hobbies are making a comeback? ⁣
Baking bread, sewing masks, organizing Tupperware... ⁣
So I'm hopping on board with something I never consider myself doing - growing veggies. Even though I live in a high-rise.

Growing up, all my grandparents grew veggies and herbs. Lots of my childhood memories include cutting fresh herbs, cracking open freshly picked walnuts, and harvesting carrots straight for the Sunday's soup. ⁣

But I never really picked it up. Until now. ⁣
So I decided to start a small container garden on my balcony. And it's way more relaxing and seems to be less time-consuming than I thought. At least, when you stay at home anyways. ⁣

Here's what I did as I decided to go with the absolute beginner route:

  • START SMALL. I started with 10 containers, potting soil & some all-purpose fertilizer. ⁣
  • PICK THE EASIEST STUFF to grow in containers. I went for herbs, lettuce, strawberries, tomatoes & peppers. ⁣
  • BUY BABY PLANTS, NOT SEEDS. It's a bit more expensive, but you don't have to deal with the germination. I only got seeds for lettuce.⁣
  • GOOGLE & YOUTUBE EVERYTHING. I mean, it's a bit overwhelming at first (like everything that you try to learn), but if you do it step-by-step, it's manageable. Pick your plants, check what they need (pot's size, specific fertilizer, sunlight exposure), create a shopping list, and take it from there.
  • MONITOR TEMPERATURE AT NIGHT. You may want to move your pots inside for the night. I'll probably be doing that for the next few weeks.⁣

That's pretty much it for now. I'll keep you updated on the status of my container garden.

PS. Can you call them your plant babies if you actually intend to eat them?