Vegetable garden on the terrace: irrigation fertilization planting
You can grow your plants in pots by planting seeds or by planting already sprouted specimens produced by yourself or more simply by planting commercially available seedlings. In the first case place the seeds at a depth equal to their diameter in the period indicated on the sachets (however not before the end of February) to maintain a temperature suitable for germination, then cover with the earth and irrigate without soaking, covering everything with a safety net until the seedlings tick. If instead you will be using already sprouted specimens, with at least 4-8 leaves, take the seedling together with the ground bread and place it in the new pot already filled with soil with the collar at ground level, then compress and water moderately. The fertilization of potted plants must take into account the fact that the substrate does not recover the nutrients on its own, so there is need for more frequent and massive interventions, both for the macroelements such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, and for the microelements. However, plants have different needs: for example, in the case of radishes, abundant for courgettes, medium for beans, peas and fennel. Preferably use organic fertilizers: mature manure, compost, dried blood flour and cornunghia, as well as vegetable macerates, are the most suitable. Fertilize in favorable climatic conditions, free from wind or extreme temperatures, after having moistened the soil. Even watering must be carried out more frequently, but without exceeding, taking into account, for example, the fact that the smaller the pot, the more the water dries quickly. In any case, to understand if it is necessary to wet, insert a finger into the earth of the vase for two cm and feel if the earth is damp or dry. Always remember not to wet the leaves but to bring water directly to the base of the plant.