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close this bookBio-Intensive Approach to Small-Scale Household Food Production (IIRR, 1993, 180 p.)
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Pot-garden technologies

Containerized gardening is very appropriate in areas where space is limited. It is one of the important features in urban gardening. A lot of vegetable crops can be grown with their roots contained. They can perform as well as when they are in the ground.

A general poking mixture for most plants is: 1 part garden soil, 1 pan coarse sand and 1 pan compost. Whatever container is used, it is important that it drains freely - It should have hole(s). Enough coarse gravel should be placed in the bottom of the container so that the dim will neither sift through the holes nor clog them.


Herbs and some leafy vegetables (shrubs) are best grown in pots:


Productive vine crops can be grown in hanging baskets.