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Old 05-31-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Looks great. Teach the boy to pull of caterpillars and beetles instead and you've got it made! He's a cutie.

One thing in that photo stands out at me. That downspout just letting the water run down the driveway. Since you have your 'mater containers there anyway not put a rain barrel for water collection under that barrel to use to water you 'mater plants?
I'm collecting rain water for the second year. I'm up to 385 gallon capacity
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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My first few had bottom rot that problem is now resolved.
What did you do?
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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What did you do?
I put egg shells in the soil but honestly I am not sure that was what resolved it....I think the first few can sometimes have a tendency to have that bottom rot issue, for me it was the first 5 and now I have about 12 on the plant and all seem okay.


But I am no expert....
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Update on my container tomatoes...smallish, but a few are starting to come in. They taste great!

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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My first attempt at growing tomatoes in containers is going pretty well.....if I can keep the boy from pulling off my yellow blooms!
plant a little poison ivy in with them. That should do the trick.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:05 PM
 
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my yellow lab loves to pick cherry tomatoes from the vine
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Bryan, TX
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I love container gardening Here's my article -

A Garden Story
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