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Container Gardens are a wise choice for many urban farmers

Container gardening is a great way to grow plants. For years and years this has been the way nurseries and many gardeners enjoyed growing plants. Containers of many materials had been utilized. I remember my Grand Dad complaining about the poor soil we have here in many parts of South Florida. 

Every year as we entered into the fall season, he and my Dad would begin preparing planting beds for the vegetable gardens. Wow, what a job that was!

Grand Dad eventually tired of preparing the planting beds and started growing in plastic pots. He did a great job and we enjoyed lots of great tomatoes, eggplants, sweet potato and many other vegetables. 

As we move forward in our gardening adventures, many new container systems have evolved. Today we really don't need to prepare planting beds.  We can grow a crop using plastic containers and systems of all kinds.

The one disadvantage of plastic containers is the lack of soil aeration and the development of root bound plants. In a hard container, be it plastic, styrofoam, wood or terracotta the roots circle and grow thick. These thick circling roots can slow down the plants development. Roots are often not able to absorb nutrients as easily. Roots also heat up quite a bit and that can stress out your plant and limit its production of fruits and vegetables.


Make gardening easier, save time and grow bigger healthier plants.

Plastic or wooden planter boxes are bulky and require storage when not in use. A Geopot can be easily washed, rinsed and dried so it can be folded and put away easily. Minimal space is required to keep them. It's like folding a shirt or pair of shorts! How easy is that?

No need to buy bulky often chemically treated lumber or waste time, money and energy building planting beds. You can enjoy gardening without breaking your back. Grow anywhere, indoors or outdoors. You can order Geopots with handles and even special transplant seams. You can use garden soil and save money compared to purchasing potting mix if you prefer*.
Choose pots or planters made with black or tan fabric. Black fabric absorbs more heat and in some areas that’s good. Other growers may choose the tan fabric that stays a little cooler.


All Geopot and Geoplanters are made in the United States from durable UV protected fabric.

Now here is another great reason you should use Geopots. They actually provide a healthier environment for the plants root zone. Plastic containers can hold too much water and drain poorly. Plastic containers over heat the soil and root aeration is poor. Terra cotta can dry out too quickly. Your Geopot or Geoplanter will provide more air circulation and natural root pruning. All this means you grow a bigger healthier plant.

Grow a tree in a bag
Why not grow a fruit tree and take it with you when you move?

You can purchase Geoplanters large enough to grow almost anything, compact enough for the patio, deck or condo balcony. All bags are durable and constructed from recycled materials to help us all benefit from a greener planet. 

For more information call 954-740-4070

Visit us on the web at: www.organikthrive.com

*Always remember that the quality of your soil, its biological health and nutrient content are fundamental to crop success or failure.

 
 

Grow Vegetables in a Hay Bale Garden

Here in South Florida I use hay bales and it works great.

Here is the method. Set up an area with about eight bales close together. Water the bales well then spread composted manure evenly over the surface. Water the manure and then spread garden soil evenly on the manure. Water well and repeat the watering for about three days over the surface you have prepared.

Now spread a black platic cover over the bales to serve as a mulch for weeds and to conserve moisture. Secure the cover by folding under the bales so the weight will keep it in place. Cut holes in the plastic mulch cover. Plant your seedlings. Set up a simple drip irrigation system and timer. Adjust your watering as needed for your growing climate. Now you can enjoy growing without breaking your back!

Spray your favorite compost teas every week or so to keep the soil alive and teeming with organic creatures that will help your seedlings thrive.

We start planting in mid October. I will post pics soon as we get it set up.

All the best and looking forward to sharing tips and learning from all of you.
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