Container Gardening 101: Grow Cannabis & Veggies!
Container gardening has fast become a popular way to cultivate organic produce and cannabis right at home. Even the most inexperienced gardener can benefit from close contact with the soil and watch with glee as they nurture their own little ‘green kingdom’. By learning the basics of container gardening, it’s easy to understand the best growing methods, climate control and pest management.
Get Growing: Unlock the Wonders of Container Gardening
Container gardening allows you to get creative with your growing space. You can easily tweak the setup as it is not fixed as with in-ground setups. Here’s how to get started:
Start by researching the types of veggies, herbs, and cannabis you want to grow. If you’re just starting out, be sure to check what’s in season and which vegetables, herbs, and cannabis strains will do best in your climate.
Plan The Space
Choose a sunny spot to put your containers – always remember that you may need to move them around during the growing period as the climate changes. Most plants need at least 6 – 8 hours of direct sunlight a day; aloe vera, ferns, and other shade-loving plants do well in indirect light.
Containers and Soil
Next, select your containers. Choose the right-sized pots (oval or round) for your plants. For vegetables, pick lightweight soil that’s rich in nutrients. For cannabis, a coir-based soilless mix is often best.
Learning the Basics of Growing Cannabis & Vegetables in Containers
Fertilizers & Additives
For vegetables, use organic fertilizers such as compost and seaweed. For cannabis, consider organic mixes that are specifically designed for growing indoors. You can also add soil supplements such as mycorrhizae and other beneficial bacteria to your soil mix.
Planting & Watering
Planting is easy: your plants will come with instructions to show you the preferred depth and distance to maintain between the individual plants. When it comes to watering, make sure to wet the soil thoroughly and then let it dry completely before adding another drink. Remember with cannabis you have to monitor your watering carefully using a soil moisture meter – overwatering can be a problem.
Pest Control & Climate Control
Start by regularly inspecting your plants for pests. If you identify a problem, there are a number of easy, non-toxic methods for controlling insects. Additionally, try to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature for your plants. Many vegetables and herbs thrive in temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees, although some may require more warmth or coolness.
Container gardening provides an ideal way for novice and experienced gardeners to grow fresh, thriving, produce and cannabis right in their own backyards or balconies. As long as your climate, containers, soil mix and watering schedule are carefully managed, you can easily start growing in a matter of weeks.
To close, container gardening offers the perfect way to bring the therapeutic powers of growing cannabis and vegetables to your home. With the right research and some time in the garden, your little green kingdom will thrive and provide you with the freshest, organic ingredients you need for your culinary ventures.
Container gardening is a great way to cultivate organic plants and veggies, as well as potent and fragrant cannabis, without a big commitment. Starting is easy and may even provide therapeutic benefits for the beginner gardener. With some research, the right soil mix, and proper attention, you’ll quickly be able to enjoy freshly picked vegetables, herbs, and cannabis from the comfort of your own home.