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Planning a small vegetable garden.
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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well, if you want an encouraging boost, you can't go far wrong with squash and radishes, lol!
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
I have this great book on growing vegetables in containers, I fancy haveing a go when i find time.
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.
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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