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Old 01-11-2009, 04:31 AM
Location: on an island
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Originally Posted by tolife View Post
Has anyone had any success with veggies in container gardening? I'm starting my first garden this year....
I changed to container gardening in the 90's, and never went back.
I would start my tomatoes very, very early in May, in fairly good-sized pots, with herbs and stuff growing along with them.
If frost (or worse) threatened, I would move them into the house or garage for a night or two.
This worked very well, if it was a bit back-breaking when I had to move the stuff.
I also grew lettuce, peppers, bush beans and eggplant in pots.
Having tomatoes in pots was also helpful when hail came, because I could scoot them under the roof. Of course, by the end of summer, the plants are huge, and need support. But container growing worked well for me--still does here in north Florida.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:17 AM
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So....anyone planting yet? I'm going with several raised beds ala square foot gardening. Heading out to go the supplies today or tomorrow. Soooo ready for spring to stick!
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:35 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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DH planted peas in March, they are up about 4" now. He just built them a little enclosure with a net for them to climb on. They will cost a lot more than peas from the grocery store, but oh, well.

In another couple weeks or so, we'll plant the tomato starts, the corn/beans/pumpkins in late May.
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