Or how to make your own cultivation containers
I hereby declare the Balconista season open!
I have my plant pots at the ready; I've already explained how you fill them. Now the only thing missing is the vegetable plants themselves!
The process starts inside the pots, as the delicate seedlings thrive in warm conditions. I personally prefer tomatoes, peppers, Hokkaido squash and, of course, cucumbers. In order to germinate, these seeds need a constant temperature of 22°C. Once the plants have been pricked out (a process that I will explain in a later post), a temperature of 18°C will be sufficient for them to continue growing.
Even small containers are fine for cultivating vegetables.
For my squash seeds, I'm just making the cultivation containers myself this year — from the inner part of toilet rolls. It's easy, quick, and costs next to nothing. And even better, you can then plant the container along with the seed and avoid the risk of damaging the delicate roots when pulling them out.
I have something else in mind for my tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, but more on that later.
First, a step-by-step guide to my DIY plant pot.