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Old 05-08-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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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!

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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Oh my...how cute...good luck, they look fantastic
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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!
Jack,they look really healthy, before you know it you will have tomotoes to give to all your friends. We are doing peppers and cukes in containers for the first time. Ours also look really great. My how differert things are from when our grandparents and in cases our parents lived on farms and grew everything. I bet they never heard of container anything.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Looks good, Jack...

Interestingly, this is the first yr I have tried container-grown vegetables and what a surprise-doing great! Cherry tomatos-already harvesting, eggplant, cucumbers, small peppers, strawberries...numerous herbs.

Much easier on the lower back and disease/insect free for the most part.

Enjoy...oh my, that first tomato sandwich!
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Looks good, Jack...

Interestingly, this is the first yr I have tried container-grown vegetables and what a surprise-doing great! Cherry tomatos-already harvesting, eggplant, cucumbers, small peppers, strawberries...numerous herbs.

Much easier on the lower back and disease/insect free for the most part.

Enjoy...oh my, that first tomato sandwich!
so far ours are desease and insect free as well as weed free. I did make a mistake though, I didn't use quite enough soil in a few containers so the plants are barely above the container. I will see if this affects the fruit...Next year I will use a lot more.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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Your plants look good Tom......I actually am growing my first ever tomatoes in containers. I am wondering why the first flowered buds died though??? There are a lot more flowers on them hopefully they will not die
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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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?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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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?
Thanks for the nice words...my boy is a cutie

Good idea about the rain barrel there at the downspout, I might have me a project this weekend.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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My first ripe ones are starting to come in. A bit on the small side, but that little red one was very tasty!

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Old 05-31-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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My first few had bottom rot that problem is now resolved.
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