Five Things I Learned About Planting Vegetables

Posted on Jun 3 2009 - 5:00am by Mike Lieberman

This whole experience is all new to me, especially the part about actually planting. Here’s five things I learned about how to plant vegetables in a self watering container:

Be gentle. Pop the vegetable out of it’s cell. Push it from the bottom and gently pull out.

There are many plants in a cell. A lot of the cells contain multiple plants, so you have to thumb around the soil line to see the separation of the plants.

Pry apart with thumbs. Use your thumb to gently pry them apart. You’ll wind up breaking up some of the roots, but don’t worry. Be gentle.

Plant deep enough to secure plant in soil. Once the plants are separated, dig a hole about 3-4 inches in the soil (depending on the plant) and insert the plant.

Support plant with soil Cover it with soil and make it compact to support the plant.

Check this video on how to plant celery in self watering containers.


  • madpanic

    cool

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  • http://www.rawfoodnation.org/ Raw Food Nation

    Very cool urban garden you've got there! Can't wait to see the fruits of your labor!

  • Mike Lieberman

    Thanks for visiting. Sorry it took a while to get back but, was away for a few days on a vacation and just returned. The containers are looking good. I'll get up a post in the next day or so.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Thanks for visiting. Sorry it took a while to get back but, was away for a few days on a vacation and just returned. The containers are looking good. I'll get up a post in the next day or so.

  • Jonathan

    Keep up the good work man. I linked to your website from your YouTube bit on self-watering containers and I love your project. I’m an urban gardener myself, but I never planted in self watering containers before. Anyway, keep up the good work! The season’s over for me in Toronto now but next spring I’m building self-watering containers… love it.

  • J_alan

    I am constantly impressed with the quality posts. Really, your posts are entertaining, informative, and concise. Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Glad you are enjoying.

  • pon

    I love the trees in Thailand as well. I planted everything. I planted everything. Especially vegetables. Nice to meet you.