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Planning a small vegetable garden.




Category: Garden Novice | Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 9:21 pm

I really don't know anything about growing vegetables but I have a small area that I want to try container gardening. I'll be doing some research and then shopping for supplies soon. Any suggestions/help would be appreciated!


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CritterPainter wrote on Mon May 28, 2007 3:53 am:


well, if you want an encouraging boost, you can't go far wrong with squash and radishes, lol!




 

dooley wrote on Mon May 28, 2007 4:05 am:


I'm growing tomatoes in pots. So far the three bigger plants have a total of 19 tomatoes. I think I need to put another stake next to them so I can tie them if they start to fall over or get one of those cages. I read in my book that all you need is a pot that is at least 8 inches deep for root vegetables. Dooley




 

daff wrote on Mon May 28, 2007 8:36 am:


I have this great book on growing vegetables in containers, I fancy haveing a go when i find time.
send me a pm if you need to know anything and i`ll look it up for you :) xxx




 

Chitweed wrote on Mon May 28, 2007 11:49 pm:


A good tip for planting veggies in containers is to use plants that stay smaller. For example when choosing a tomato plant, instead of picking 'Whopper', choose varieties like 'Patio' or 'Bush Champion'. You will still get lots of tomatoes, but the plant itself will be more manageable.
Also look into getting this great planter box, it's called Earth Box. Maybe they sell them in your area? You can find out about it, and maybe even if someone near you carries it from their website. Earthbox.com
It is self watering, comes on casters, and even has diagrams for how to plant it up.




 

EileenT wrote on Mon May 28, 2007 11:54 pm:


I'm going to Lowes this week and will look into the smaller tomato plants. I also bought a book on container gardening. What I'm wondering is if it's too late to plant vegetables? I live in central California and it looks like many of my neighbors have their vegetables already planted. I plan to buy plants that are already established so I won't be worrying about seeds.





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