Would you like to make your plants happy? Try container gardening with essential oils.
We are ready to start gardening in my area. I love homegrown herbs and veggies. How about you? A few years ago I started raised beds. This year, I plan to do more container gardening. Container gardening with essential oils make growing even easier.
Below you will find some ideas for making the container garden work for you, including tips for using essential oils.
- Herbs love natural light so if you are using containers inside, look for a sunny spot in the home. A south facing window gives the best results. Use pots with good drainage. Thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano and marjoram do well inside.
- If you want to try growing vegetables, utilize a large pot or window box. Peppers of all types, cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes do well when planted in pots. Keep the pot in a sunny location. Water frequently to ensure it doesn’t dry out.
- Skip the chemicals and use our all purpose spray. However, fertilizer is a must. You can fertilize by composting chicken poo, veggie peelings, egg shells, and more.
Oil Tip: A good “all purpose” plant spay is 32 oz water, 1 tsp liquid soap and 32 drops of peppermint essential oil. Peppermint will naturally keep the bugs and critters away from the plants.
When you need more than peppermint oil, find out what the “companion plant” is for your vegetables, and use that essential oil instead of the actual plant if you don’t have space to plant more. For example, tomatoes and basil work well together to create vigor for growth and plant resistance. So, water the tomato plant with Basil essential oil in the water for similar veggie garden right in the space you have available.
I usually add 1 drop essential oil to 1 oz of water when I spray my plants.
What are your best tips for growing plants and using essential oils? Leave us your comments below!
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