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3 Tips for Starting a Container Garden on Your Stafford Apt.

\"greenfinch-818185_1280\" Gardening is a great way to work out tension, get some exercise, and, best of all, grow the crispiest vegetables and most fragrant herbs. Get all of the great benefits of gardening at our apartments in Stafford by following these three tips for starting a container garden on your porch or balcony.
  • Acquire your materials. Start with planters that can provide proper aeration to your plant’s root systems, high-quality soil, compost, hand-held gardening tools, and a watering can.
  • Assess your growing conditions. Identify ho much light your balcony gets and place your plants accordingly. While tomatoes need full light, other plants, such as lettuces and herbs, can thrive in just a few hours of sunlight each day.
  • Care for and harvest your bounty. Plant your seedlings in 2-4 inches of compost and soil mixture. Stagger your plantings over a period of a couple weeks to extend your harvest. Make sure to keep your plants well watered and fed. Using a garden claw, periodically scrape the surface of the soil to aerate. When your plants are ready for harvest, cut with scissors to prevent damage to the plant.
Try these tips and be sure to tell us about your harvest in the comments!