It’s Spring, so getting seeds in the ground is on a lot of gardener’s minds. Depending on how long you’ve been growing in the same plot, you may have your garden planned out to down to the last seed. Conversely, you may now be looking as to how you can improve your plot layout, fertilizer, soil, or choice of seeds in order to improve your yields.
An easy way to do this is to use a planter for your grow! By using a planter, you’re in complete control of the soil, how much water can drain out, knowing how much fertilizer to use, as well as one of the better ways to keep pests under control and out of your garden. Not only that, but plants grown in a planter tend to have a bigger yield because of this level of control over their environment.
If you’ve been considering a planter for your garden (or a few planters – you can dedicate one to each crop!) Here are 5 things you can do to ensure your planter is ideal for your garden:
Get one that will last: You’ll be using this planter season after season, so you’ll want to make sure the planter you choose will last. Look out for planters made from materials that can break or wear down easily, especially when the temperature changes.
Make sure it drains well: A planter I just like any other container for your plants; it needs to drain the excess water to avoid overwatering or stagnant water around your roots. This can lead to mold, fungus, and even the eventual drowning of your plants.
Fill it with good soil: This is your chance to show your plants how much you care! While the Ph balance of the native soil is up to nature…and sometimes it’s not the best. Now you have a chance to choose only the best for your grow. With a little research, you can find the mix that will work best with your crop and cut down on the time you need to spend amending, tilling, fertilizing, and weeding.
Use the right fertilizer: Though you can buy soil that has nutrients, it’s always best to make sure it has what’s best for your specific plants. Different plants have different needs, but an all-around, tested fertilizer like Geoflora VEG and BLOOM is a great way to make sure you’re not missing anything – from seed to harvest!
Water regularly: Just like a regular garden, it’s up to you to make sure your plants get enough water – a planter makes things easy, but not that easy!
Speaking of easy…now that you’ve decided to make the move to planters, why not choose one that will make sure you have all these basics covered with the least amount of fuss? The Geoplanter is just what you’ve been looking for: It’s available in sizes ranging from a 35-gallon capacity all the way to 240 gallons, a Geoplanter can definitely handle your grow!
Consider, too, that the Geoplanter is made from the same renowned durable geotextile fabric as the GeoPot, but in a raised planter bed that will last for years of continuous gardening. The Geoplanter is an aerated fabric container - promotes healthy roots through air pruning, leading to better fruit and higher yields – and drainage? You won’t have to worry about overwatering ever again!
Have a hydroponic or garden supply store? Left Coast Wholesale has you covered with wholesale pricing available on Geoplanters. If you’re looking for Geoplanters near you, call 800.681.1757 today to find a local Geoplanter retailer!