how to grow plants faster in pots

How grow plants Faster in pot on your Rooftop garden?

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These are the steps you can try To grow plants Fast

1. Choose the potting mix.
Do not use soil from the yard or garden. It can be filled with weed seeds, insects, and fungal diseases.

Buy potting soil at your local garden center. It is a loose and light mixture of materials like peat moss, vermiculite, and, often, decomposed organic matter. If you are planting succulents or cacti, use a mix especially formulated for them.

how to grow plants faster in pots

To reduce plant maintenance, buy potting mix containing a time-release fertilizer and moisture-retaining polymer crystals. If that type of mix is not available, buy a time-release fertilizer (such as Cockadoodle Doo) and a jar of water-retaining crystals (like Soil Moist) and follow the package directions for adding to the potting mix.

2. Choose the plants.
Make “Right plant, right place” your motto. You must take into consideration the conditions of your space. Don’t try to grow a flower like a rose―which requires six hours of full sun―on a porch that gets only an hour in the early morning. Do your homework (read books and plant tags), ask for advice at the garden center, and determine which plants will thrive in the available sun or shade.

When deciding what to buy, the simplest approach is to use one kind of plant per pot. If you choose to combine multiple types of plants, make sure they all like the same light and moisture conditions. Don’t put a cactus and a pansy together in one pot and expect them to get along.

3. Prepare the pots.
If your containers are large, place them where they’ll ultimately go before filling them. Once they are full and watered, they may be too heavy to move.

Put a basket-type coffee filter or a shard of broken pot over the hole(s) in the bottom of the empty pot. This will prevent the potting mix from washing out but will still allow water to escape.

Before pouring in the soil, check its moisture content. Read directions on the bag for wetting it properly. Generally, you need to add water a little at a time and knead the mixture with your hands. A good rule of thumb is to wet the mix until it feels like a damp sponge.

Fill the container with the soil. Put in enough potting mix so the base of the plant (where the stem sprouts from the soil’s surface) is about 1 inch from the top of the pot (to help visually estimate, position your plant while it’s still in its nursery container). Before planting, pat down the soil lightly with your fingers to eliminate any big air pockets. Don’t pack it down too hard.

4. Pot the plant.
Remove the plant from its nursery container. (It’s a good practice to water plants in their original containers at least an hour before transplanting. This will ease their removal and diminish transplant shock.) Support the top of the “root ball” (the semisolid mass of soil and roots) by placing a finger on each side of the stem; then tip the pot and let the plant fall gently into your hand. Never pull a plant out by its stem. If it is stuck, tap the sides of the pot to loosen it.

Following the 12 fastest growing vegetables to get your garden

  • RADISHES
  • GREEN ONIONS
  • LETTUCE
  • BABY CARROTS
  • SPINACH
  • KALE & OTHER LEAFY GREENS
  • PEAS
  • BUSH BEANS
  • Turnips
  • Cucumber
  • Squash

RADISHES
One of the fastest growing vegetables are radishes. Most varieties will be ready for harvest in just 25 to 30 days after planting.

GREEN ONIONS
While it can take 6 months for onion bulbs to mature, the green onion stalks can be harvested after just 3 or 4 weeks. You can also grow onion micro greens and have baby onion greens in two to three weeks.

LETTUCE
Leaf lettuce such as Romaine can begin to be harvested about 30 days after planting. Cut the leaves once they reach at least 3 inches.

BABY CARROTS
Baby carrots can be harvested after about 30 days. Other carrot varieties may take between 50 and 80 days to mature.

SPINACH
Spinach is ready in as little as 4 to 6 weeks after planting.

KALE & OTHER LEAFY GREENS
Kale, mustard greens, and watercress are just a few delicious, super healthy greens that are fast growers. Most take about 50 to 65 days to mature, but baby leaves can be picked as early as 25 days.

PEAS
Snow peas take only about 10 days to germinate and are ready for harvest in about 60 days.

BUSH BEANS
Most varieties of bush beans are ready to harvest within 40 to 65 days from planting.

TURNIPS
Turnip roots are ready for harvest after about 60 days, however, the highly edible leaves can be harvested in only 40 days.

CUCUMBER
Most varieties of cucumbers can be harvested about 50 to 70 days after planting.

SQUASH
Many varieties of squash, including zucchini, are usually ready after about 70 days. For best flavor, harvest squash when they are still small.

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