VEGETABLE GROWING BASICS
FOR CONTAINER GARDENING

(Very general guidelines on what grows where and when;
consider them only as starting points, not as hard and fast rules)


Light Requirements:

Note: Too little light  tends to limit harvest and may result in weak or sickly plants.

Temperature Preferences:

Note: Temperatures strongly influence plant harvest. If soil or air temperatures are too warm leafy vegetables “bolt” which means they stop growing tender leaves and begin to produce a  flower and seed stalk with bitter leavesTomato plants do not set fruit if nighttime temperatures are too high (80’s) and their general growth slows or stops if daytime temperatures are too cool (50’s)

Suggested Container Sizes:

Note: Choose the largest container possible to fit your space just because small containers dry out more quickly and watering becomes a problem in a long, hot summer

Special considerations of location:

GF/mc/2/07