A Beginners Guide to Growing Vegetables in a Pot

If you are a beginner and you want to try some kitchen farming, you have come to the right place. Read on to know everything about growing vegetables at your home.

It is rightly said that the most joyful things in the world are the simplest of all. Especially in the times of uncertainty, we often turn to nature for some deep introspection. Which is why there are so many people who find solace in gardening as a hobby. Planting a seed, watering it and see it grow is one of the most satisfying things in the world. Everybody could grow some plants or vegetables organically and whip up some healthy and yummy food. Even if you don’t have a garden or a vast area. You could learn a lesson or two in self-sufficiency from the comfort of your terrace or balcony by making your own vegetable garden.

  1. First things first, it is essential to know about the right kind of soil for your vegetables. It is always recommended that loose soil is the best for the purpose. You could also look for high-quality potting soil available in your area. Plus put some natural fertilizer like compost to make it organic and environment friendly. A good dose of nitrogen shall work wonders for your vegetable.
  2. Try investing in some quality pots and fill it with soil which isn’t too compressed and hard. You could pick up the regular terracotta pots as they are breathable, porous, eco-friendly and food-safe. The best part of having pots and containers for growing vegetables, is the flexibility of putting them inside or outside the house, depending upon the requirement of the plant.
  3. Each vegetable seed should be planted in separate pots. If you have not used natural fertilizers in the soil yet, you could add it now. Every plant has its soil requirements, and so you shouldn’t go overboard with the fertilizer usage.
  4. The seed needs proper care to sprout, so place it indoors to avoid the harsh climate. It takes several weeks of care before the seeds germinate and become seedlings. They need good exposure to sunlight, warm temperature and watering. You could keep it near a sunny window in a smaller container before transferring it into a regular pot.
  5. When the seedlings turn into tiny plants, you could shift it in a bigger container very carefully. Every vegetable has a growth cycle. Vegetables like radish, spinach and lettuce take only a month to 45 days to harvest and have a quick turnaround time. The easiest vegetables to grow are tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.
Always remember while you are invoking the Mother Nature and her bounties, you need to show your respect to her. So keep the garden weed-free, well-spaced and sufficiently watered.