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Old 04-23-2019, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I usually plant many of the same things in my containers because I have had success with them. Please share some of your favorite combos of containers.

Cordyline Red spike, with Boston Fern and a Bonfire Begonia. I may toss in some Diamond Frost or a Blackie Sweet Potato vine.
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Really, c'mon fellow gardeners, there have to be some things you put in your containers, not everyone puts plants in the ground.
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'll just have herbs this year instead of vegetables....

thyme, chives, rosemary, dill, basil, maybe cilantro, mint, tarragon if I can find it.

Potted hibiscus/orange blooms, potted perennial ferns, then likely some annuals, whatever looks good at the garden shop. Hope to find 2nd year
digitalis (foxglove) and lamb's ear but hard to locate...

If I get antsy for vegetables might pot up a cherry tomato plant.
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Old 04-24-2019, 06:57 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I have lettuce, aragula, corn salad or mache, dill, beet roots, collards. I will grow herbs on the ground because they will be stronger flavor.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:23 PM
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Location: Proxima Centauri
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When I go back to Florida in the Autumn, I will be planting lettuce, and arugula in shallow planters. In deep planters I plan to grow tomatoes, avocados, lemon, and fig.

I plan on using inexpensive red pumice stone at the bottom of my pots to provide good drainage and to keep my containers light. Does anyone consider this inadvisable?
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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When I go back to Florida in the Autumn, I will be planting lettuce, and arugula in shallow planters. In deep planters I plan to grow tomatoes, avocados, lemon, and fig.

I plan on using inexpensive red pumice stone at the bottom of my pots to provide good drainage and to keep my containers light. Does anyone consider this inadvisable?

No...good idea. You could also add vermiculite or perlite to soil to keep pots lighter.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:07 PM
 
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I live down in the Phoenix area and my plants have to survive long hot and dry summers. Elephant food, which comes from Africa and is really eaten by elephants there, is a huge favorite of mine. It looks remarkably like Jade plant. In some pots I add Purple Heart, and they do very well together. My pots are kept year-to-year and the plants keep getting bigger. They get "haircuts" in the Spring and I give those cuttings to friends or root them in the ground.
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Old 04-25-2019, 04:54 AM
 
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Plant all sorts of things in planters.

Herbs and lettuce in galvanized tubs.

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants in felt grow bags.

Elephant ears, caladiums, creeping jenny in shade planter.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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What's in your containers?
Right now?


Nothing. lol


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Old 04-25-2019, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Front yard: red geraniums, white cascading petunias, variegated ivy.
Back yard: Artemisia, red cascading petunias, gerbera daisies, basil and tarragon.
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