Effects of recycled containers on the growth of the plants: A study in Davao, Philippines Justine Kyla Orellina
Container gardening is the practice of growing plants exclusively in containers instead of planting them in the ground. Pots, traditionally made of terracotta but now more commonly plastic, and window boxes have been the most commonly seen. Small pots are commonly called flowerpots. Growing vegetables in containers is an easy way to experience the flavor and freshness of home-grown vegetables. Containers range from simple plastic pots, teacups to complex automatic-watering irrigation systems. This flexibility in design is another reason container gardening is popular with growers. They can be found on porches, front steps, and in urban locations, on rooftops. Sub-irrigated planters (SIP) are a type of container that may be used in container gardens. Potting material must be loose and allow drainage to offer proper aeration for roots to breathe, preventing root rot. Plants' roots can sense its surroundings, including the size of the pot it is in, and increasing the pot size allows plant size to increase proportionally.
There are many advantages to growing plants in containers, namely:
• Less risk of soil-borne disease
• Virtually eliminate weed problems
• Mobile plants gives more control over moisture, sunlight and temperature
1. Identify the type of recycled containers that plants likely to grow fast and healthy. 2. Identify the kind of plants that grow faster in recycled containers. Reference
1 ^ Mills, Linn (29 January 2012). "Reap Benefits Of Container Gardening" . Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 2 ^ a b "Welcome To The World Of Container Gardening" . University of Illinois. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 3 ^ a b Thompson, Al (18 December 2012). "Container Gardening Offers Many Benefits" . Santa Maria Times. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 4 ^ Note: SIP simply means watering from below, in large...
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