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Growing vegetables in styrofoam containers, the number 1 method of ensuring safety and hygiene

Growing vegetables in styrofoam
Growing vegetables in styrofoam

Growing vegetables in styrofoam is the optimal method for your family to improve the problem of “dirty food”. Currently, on the market, there are a series of vegetables contaminated with chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, growth drugs of unknown origin, which threaten the family’s health.

As housewives, everyone wants to choose a source of fresh food for their family, and they come to grow clean vegetables. Among them, growing vegetables in Styrofoam containers is probably the simplest, most convenient solution that quickly obtains the finished product.

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To grow vegetables in Styrofoam containers, what do you need to prepare?

Referring to growing vegetables in Styrofoam containers, everyone probably knows that the highlight material here is Styrofoam. You can make use of old Styrofoam boxes or buy suitable containers for each type of vegetable.

Growing vegetables in styrofoam
Seeds for growing vegetables in styrofoam

Next, don’t forget to buy quality, labeled vegetable seeds and carefully read the instructions for use.

Tips to choose vegetable seeds that are easy to grow, easy to eat, easy to harvest are: Spices such as chili, basil, perilla, coriander, collard greens, chrysanthemum, lettuce, spinach, water spinach, mini carrots, mini radishes,…

After buying the seeds, you soak the seeds in warm water for about 6-8 hours and then drain them.

Organic soil and microbial fertilizers are also essential ingredients for this clean vegetable growing process.

Growers should buy more sawdust and specialized water for additional irrigation, enhancing nutrients for plants for comprehensive development.

Other necessary materials such as a trowel to conduct digging and mixing of the soil surface, a spray bottle to help with daily watering.

Spaces such as terraces, front porches, balconies are very suitable for this method of growing clean vegetables in this foam box.

Growing vegetables in styrofoam
Growing vegetables in Styrofoam containers on the balcony, rooftop

Growing vegetables in styrofoam:

Growing vegetables in styrofoam
Steps to grow vegetables in styrofoam

B1: At the bottom of the foam box, make small holes in two rows with equal distances to drain water.

B2: Mix the soil with microbial fertilizer, then pour an amount of organic soil into the styrofoam container so that it occupies about ¾ of the height of the barrel.

B3: Put the foam box in the desired position and then spray the water with clean water to humidify the boxes. Next, use a trowel to lightly dig the ground on the surface of the barrel to prepare for sowing seeds.

B4: Use a trowel to dig small holes on the surface of the soil and then put the seedlings in, cover with soil and lightly compress.

B5: Cover a thin layer of sawdust on the surface of the soil and then water the plants.

Note: Do not plant too many seeds in one container because thick plants will not be able to provide each plant with the necessary nutrients.

Techniques for caring for vegetables grown in Styrofoam containers:

When growing vegetables in a styrofoam container, it is necessary to provide light for the plants. The ideal location for the plant to grow well is a place with gentle sunlight in the morning and cool in the afternoon.

Add 4 bricks for easy drainage.

Always ensure daily watering for vegetables grown in the Styrofoam container. On hot days, especially watering more often.

Growing vegetables in styrofoam
Take care of the vegetable garden carefully

Mix nutrient water with clean water and water once a week to supplement vegetables. Irrigation to wash rice and tea grounds is also a very good method when growing vegetables in a foam box

If the vegetables are yellow and show signs of deficiency, they should use more fertilizer with the prescribed dosage.

Don’t forget by taking the time to check the Styrofoam boxes every day for timely pest control

After going through the above steps, your family can already harvest a clean vegetable garden. Note the criteria “Every season, every vegetable” to bring your loved ones clean and safe vegetable food!

See also: How to grow sprouts with the #1 eco-friendly recycling

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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