Veggies: NH grower says contain your enthusiasm
The mantra of container gardening is shown on a sign at Tanglewood Gardens in Bedford. (KATHY REMILLARD PHOTO)
By August, they'll be asking, "Anyone else need any tomatoes?"
Joe Komisarek and his son, Tom, of Tanglewood Gardens on Route 101 have been planting a container garden display for the past several years to show customers how simple it can be.
From carrots to kohlrabi, beans to Brussels sprouts, even to a 6-foot-tall corn stalk he has on display, Joe Komisarek said anything can grow in a container.
Container gardening is perfect for people who live alone, don't have a lot of space, or only want to try gardening on a small scale.
The principles of container gardening are similar to those of growing on a larger scale, he added.
"It takes the same amount of time to grow everything, no matter where you plant it," he said.
First, don't be too anxious to plant. "People get excited to plant, but there are still some cold nights, and once the plants get cold, it's hard for them to recover." Now that June is here, that's no longer a problem.
"Water and feed, water and feed, water and feed," he said. "This isn't the kind of thing you can go off on vacation and forget about."
"I wanted to show our customers what they could do," he said.
"There is a lull around the holidays, but then we're back at it by February," he said.
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