9 Tips For Growing Vegetables In Window Boxes - Vapor Solutions Tx

9 tips for growing vegetables in window boxes

Growing veggies in window boxes maximizes space and beautifies your home here are nine starting tips

Select right vegetables choose containerfriendly vegetables for window boxes basil parsley chives cherry tomatoes lettuce radishes and peppers are great

Pick the right window box your window box should have enough drainage holes to prevent waterlogging and retain enough moisture for plants plastic wood and metal window boxes are popular but make sure theyre outdoorfriendly

Use good soil buy highquality container gardening potting mix your vegetables get sufficient drainage aeration and nutrients

Provide enough sun most vegetables need six hours of sunlight everyday choose a south or westfacing window for maximum sunlight

Water regularly potted plants need more water than ground plants check soil moisture regularly and water thoroughly when the top inch feels dry avoid overwatering to prevent root rot

Fertilize properly regularly fertilize vegetables with a balanced watersoluble fertilizer because container soil leaches nutrients faster apply rates and frequency per manufacturers directions

Support climbing plants trellises or stakes can assist vining plants like tomatoes and peas grow erect and avoid sprawling

Regularly prune and harvest regularly prune plants to remove dead or diseased foliage and promote healthy development harvest veggies quickly when mature to maintain production

Check for bugs and diseases look for aphids caterpillars spider mites and powdery mildew or blight fix problems quickly to prevent them from spreading

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