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1 Light requirements, Sun Loving Plants What do we mean by lots of sun Leafy greens and plants in the cab. Nightshade Family Solanacea Pep bage family actually benefit from a bit. Full sun can mean anywhere from 6 of shade to keep them cooler They. pers Potatoes Tomatoes Ground hours in the afternoon to all day Part. Cherries Tomatillos stay more tender and do not develop. sun is usually morning sun or less as many bitter flavors. Onion Family Alliacea Onions than 6 hours of sun in the afternoon. Leeks Garlic Chives Sometimes it s tricky to plant shade. Also Beans Eggplants Cucumbers plants in afternoon sun because the. Squash Zucchini heat of the sun at that time can still. Shade Tolerant Plants damage leaves, Beets Broccoli Cabbage Carrots En If you are blessed with morning sun. dives Herbs Kale Lettuces Spinach you may have reduced yields from. Peas Radish Turnips Swiss Chard vegetables like tomatoes but that. shrub berries with slightly decreased shouldn t discourage you from a bit of. yield experimenting Choosing early ripen,ing varieties can help. 2 Space requirements,What requires a lot of space What doesn t. Vegetables with high production in small amount of space Beans Beets Carrots Lettuce Mustard Onions Peppers. Radishes Turnips, Vegetables that take up more room but have a high yield Summer squash bush types Tomatoes.
Vegetables and the appropriate container size for Space saving varieties. Beans French Dwarf Purple Queen Sprite or any bush. Root vegetables 10 12 inch deep Carrots Turnips Beets variety is suitable. Vigorous growers At least 12 inches or more Tomatoes Beets Golden Burpees. Cucumbers Peppers Squash Cabbage Kalibos, Shallow growers Lettuce Leafy greens Radishes Carrots Rondo. 8 inch wide x 8 10 inch deep Beans bush Kale Mustard Cucumbers any bush variety will take up only 1 3 the. Onions Spinach space of regular types, 12 inch wide x 12 inch deep Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Eggplant Black Beauty Pinstripe F1. Swiss Chard Eggplant Black Beauty Lettuce any variety is suitable as a space saver wonderful. 12 inch wide x 24 inch deep Standard tomatoes Bell pep for container gardening. pers Squash family Peas Little Marvel Laxton s Progress. 6 inch wide x 7 inch deep Dwarf tomatoes Hot peppers Peppers California Wonder. Pumpkins Summer ball,Squash All bush types,Tomatoes Patio Hybrid Tiny Tim. Many people find it easier to use vegetable transplants as opposed to starting from seed However root crops should be. sown directly into the soil Legumes such as beans peas lentils all do better when directly sown. www halifaxseed ca,3 Container Gardening, There are many advantages to con Adding flowers for pollinators Container examples. tainer gardening The soil in con Containers benefit from added flow. tainers warms up quickly great for ers which can draw pollinator insects Salad Growing your own salad is easy. heat loving plants like tomatoes You to help pollinate and increase yields especially in containers which warm. can control what kind of soil gets They also add a nice splash of colour up more quickly than the garden Start. added to your containers and they to your garden Some flowers are also in late April or early May and stay. are portable you can move them into edible and can be added to salads or tuned to the weather channel for frost. a sunny patch and bring them inside as a garnish Some examples of great warnings you can always through a. on cold nights You can grow almost flowers to add would be marigolds bedsheet over a patch on a cold night. any variety of vegetable you want in a calendulas pansies violas chamomile Use a mixture of potting soil and com. container provided that container is insects love it nigella and many post to add to containers Because. big enough more they grow quickly many greens are,good candidates for succession plant.
What containers to use Aesthetic design ing plant a new patch of them every. Your choice of containers is limited You don t have to follow specific couple of weeks for a fresh supply. only by your imagination I ve seen design rules you can use your imagi throughout the season. discarded plastic milk crates re nation in creating your urban garden. purposed into plant containers They Keep in mind some rules that have Peppers make good container. drain really well and you can line up worked in the past would be repeti candidates the generally drier soil. groups of them into nice symmetrical tion groupings of threes alternating conditions in a pot suit the hot variet. vegetable beds especially handy for shapes and textures adding height for ies perfectly I ve heard of gardeners. those whose sunniest piece of prop aesthetic interest and creating multi who bring their potted pepper plants. erty is an asphalt or gravel covered leveled effects all unite any type of inside for the winter where they lie. driveway garden dormant before coming back to life. the next spring,What soil to use Fertilizing, Start off with a potting soil for better Container plants need to be fed more Vertical gardening the ultimate in. drainage and water retention on hot especially if there is no compost at all space saving Relatively new in the. days Amend with compost of your Also constant watering tends to leach gardening scene is the upside down. choice 2 3 potting soil to 1 3 com nutrients from the soil hanging planter This kind of design al. post Keep in mind that compost will lows you to suspend you tomato pep. make your soil heavier an less able to Synthetic options per cucumber or other fruiting plant. absorb water once it has dried out Containers Use Pink granular fertilizer from the side of your house garage. as a top dressing or Feed Forget or tree branch Take your transplant. Importance of watering synthetic fertilizers and feed its root ball and the bottom. Containers are notoriously bad for Vegetable gardens Evergro Vegetable part of its stem up through the hole. drying out on hot days Be careful to Tomato Food granular fertilizer from the outside Pack in some good. use an appropriate size of container quality potting soil and there you have. it s best to use a container that is Organic options it ready to hang Don t forget to. bigger than you need You can add Gaia Green All Purpose Turf revolu water it. water retention crystals into your tion Tomato Food contains added. containers which swell up with water calcium Neptune s Harvest Seaweed. for gradually release If possible and Fish liquid fertilizer can be mixed. water in the morning to deter fungi or with water,mildews from forming and to prevent. burning of foliage in the hot afternoon,sun Plants absorb more water when. it is cooler Less of the water you use,evaporates,www halifaxseed ca. 4 Raised Bed Gardening,Advantages, They can improve production and save time space and money as well as add a touch of beauty to the yard You save.
time because you only work the soil within the beds You do not have to till all the space between the rows and you. don t have to weed the paths which can be mowed or mulched Because the vegetables are planted closer together less. weeding of the garden bed is needed,Better Crops, Crops tend to grow better in the deep loose soil of a raised bed because it is not continually run over by you or machin. ery Gardeners using the raised bed method can expect to harvest at least twice as much produce from the same number. Control Over Soil, One of the big advantages to raised bed gardening is that you have control over the soil Even if you start with dirt that is. less than desirable you can add lots of compost that will vastly help to improve soil conditions Loose fertile soil tends to. drain well too,Building the Bed, Make sure you pull up all large plants level the area and turn over the. sod or cover with a thick layer of wet newspaper before building your. Your bed should be 8 to 12 inches deep and the frame should be. sturdy enough to hold the soil that will be placed in it Cedar lumber. is ideal because water won t cause it to rot for many years Another. cheaper option is to use untreated planks of regular building lumber. at least 2 thick These will last for 2 3 years before they need to be. replaced Screw the planks of wood to 2 x2 or 4 x4 corner posts using. 4 screws per board 2 at each end to attach the boards For better stabil. ity sink the corner posts 6 inches into the ground before attaching the side. Use caution in selecting materials Used railroad ties landscape timbers or treated 4X4s can be laid on the ground and. stacked in log cabin fashion to the desired height Another fine option is to use old tires large rocks or even whole trees. to create your borders However wood and other materials that have preservatives or industrial products on them can. leach chemicals into the soil and most people choose to avoid these materials. Determine measurement of the bed to determine how much you need width x length x depth total volume A bed. that is 4 ft wide x 8 ft long and 1 ft deep 4x8x1 24 cubic ft 1cubic yard is 27cu ft. The mix you fill your raised bed with should be one half soil and one half compost If the soil is dense it might help to. add some sand to aid in drainage especially if you are placing the raised bed directly on concrete You will find that most. garden soils that you can buy in bulk will have 40 60 organic material already mixed in. www halifaxseed ca,Square foot Gardening, The square foot gardening concept is simple Build a raised bed divide the space into sections of one square foot each. and then plant vegetables or flowers in just the amount of space they need. Advantages reduced workload less watering easy weeding and not much of it and easy access to your crops You. also maximize your space usage As the plants mature they spread and shade the ground making it harder for weeds to. grow Square foot gardening also allows you to get a higher yield from less growing space. Disadvantages The soil in intensive gardens loses its fertility much quicker You need to amend it more regularly with. organic matter and fertilizer, Sun Exposure Make sure you locate the garden in an area that gets as much direct sunlight as possible Plant tall plants.
in the back of a raised garden to ensure they don t block sunlight for other plants. Water It helps if there is a water source close to the garden. Spacing Plants like turnips carrots herbs and lettuce use less space in your raised bed than tall or spreading crops like. corn strawberries or pumpkins Try growing cucumbers tomatoes and squash pots or containers to save space in the. Fertilizers Many people add an all purpose fertilizer to a raised bed at the beginning of every season along with toping. the bed up with organic matter,Halifax Nova Scotia Saint John New Brunswick. 5860 Kane St 664 Rothesay Ave,Halifax NS Saint John NB. B3K 5L8 E2L 3T5,902 454 7456 506 633 2032, info halifaxseed ca www halifaxseed ca sjretail halifaxseed ca. tainer gardening The soil in con tainers warms up quickly great for heat loving plants like tomatoes You can control what kind of soil gets added to your containers and they are portable you can move them into a sunny patch and bring them inside on cold nights You can grow almost any variety of vegetable you want in a

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