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Old 05-04-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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If they are that soft, the frost will kill them, not shock them.
You need to wait until there is no risk of frost.
Thanks Beclazone - that is helpful to know. They ARE soft. I spent about an hour yesterday putting in stakes and tying loose string aound the stems and the stake. Want to make sure they grow tall, proud, and supported!

Right now, we are in the 80's - but this weekend is forecast to be in the 60's. The plants will remain indoors snuggly in the window!
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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Thanks Beclazone - that is helpful to know. They ARE soft. I spent about an hour yesterday putting in stakes and tying loose string aound the stems and the stake. Want to make sure they grow tall, proud, and supported!

Right now, we are in the 80's - but this weekend is forecast to be in the 60's. The plants will remain indoors snuggly in the window!
I just didn’t want all your good work to go to waste. I know how heartbreaking it can be, to lose your plants after spending months nurturing them. Good luck.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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Try peas/beans and other climbers. I stick one of those wooden tomato stakes in the pot to give them something to climb on. When they fill out, its adds a great depth to the look of wherever the pot is.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Custer, SD
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What about growing multiple kinds of plants in a pot? I had heard about "salsa containers" or "pasta sauce pots" where you grow the basics for salsa or sauce in one container. How big of a container would you need for something like that? Also, are there other combos that do well together in pots or window boxes? I have incredibly limited space!
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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What about growing multiple kinds of plants in a pot? I had heard about "salsa containers" or "pasta sauce pots" where you grow the basics for salsa or sauce in one container. How big of a container would you need for something like that? Also, are there other combos that do well together in pots or window boxes? I have incredibly limited space!
A "salsa" container would need to be fairly large (same goes for pasta sauce), because tomatoes require a rather large space. There are some smaller varieties that I've heard of, but I can't think of what they are at the moment, or even where I heard about them. It wouldn't be out of the question, though, to have a tomato, a jalapeño, and some cilantro growing in the same pot.

I've had eggplant and peppers growing in the same pot with good results. I've mixed other things, too, but don't remember what. As long as each plant has its basic needs met, you shouldn't have much trouble with planting them together in the same container.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I plant a lot of stuff in containers because I dont have much area to plant in. My front yard no longer has grass, plus it is over my septic system and fairly small. My back yard is covered by huge oak trees. So lots goes in pots that I can place in the sunniest spots.

I have cukes, tomatoes, bush beans. peppers, sage, swiss chard, lavenders, strawberries, blueberries, thyme, mints, radishes......
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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BTW, if you don't want to spend more money on containers than you would've spent on vegetables, get some grow bags. They are a lot like plastic pots, but they are made of flexible plastic similar to the one used in trash bags (but thicker). I just got a 25-pack of 5-gallon bags for $12+shipping off eBay. The biggest downside is that, unlike normal pots, you can't easily move grow bags from place to place without risk of damage to the roots.
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