Container veggies - favorite varieties to grow in pots

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  1. gardengater

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    A vegetable poll - your favorite varieties to grow in pots. Anyone try potatoes?
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have seen garden magazine articles of people growing potatoes in black trash bags...I guess that qualifies as container gardening.

    When I get my backyard converted next year I just might have to try that to have room for everything I want to grow. ;)
     
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    If somebody has done this, I'd love to hear about what goes well and what doesn't. I know you can grow potatoes and tomatoes in buckets, but I've never tried it.
     
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    I love growing tomatoes in pots and herbs..my mother in law in England is growing potatoes in pots. She has harvested once this summer already.
     



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    I've grown tomatoes in buckets an they did well. Had to water more often an they got really root bound. Right now I have Peppers in some 5 gal. buckets an they are doing really good.
     
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    I do not grow things in containers, but if I did...I'd grow carrots.
    I could have them nice and long and straight with no forking...it'd be great.
    I get some of the most misformed carrots sometimes...this year I tried a shorter carrot and there is less deformity, although I did get one that looks very rediculous though.

    Oh! I just remembered--I did grow toms in a bag on my balcony a couple of years with great success.
     
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    Wow! veggies in bags! Who'd have thought? I think I'll try that potato thing next season. I'd like to see that ridiculous carrot too.

    Gardengater
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Just had a flash back memory to a gardening tip I saw on TV a long time ago about growing Strawberries in small bags of potting soil. Poke a few holes on one side of the bag for drainage, turn the bag over, poke a few more holes to let the water in but not many, then make an X cut and put the seedling in.

    I guess if the bag is large enough you could stagger the X slits and put at least 4 plants in it.
     
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    Biita Arctic-ally Challenged Forager

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    I grow tomatoes in huge 20 litre buckets. They are doing really good. I also have my chili peppers in 5 litre buckets and they too are doing great.

    About the carrots,, something i tried my first winter here, and worked really good too, was using 1 litre milk cartons, or for the states that would be the quarts of milk size, and planted carrots in those. It was just an experiment but it worked great. I grew them all over the place, where ever we had a light, there was about 20 sitting around it.
     
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    Thanks for all the great ideas. As I have limited growing space, I need to improvise a lot. These will help a lot. Thanks "stew".

    Gardengater
     
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    chuckle... well Gardengater...I don't know if Frank would allow that foto of my carrot on here. :oops:
    It's pretty racey.
     
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    I grow decorative peppers in pots.

    Peruvian Purple
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    Bolivian Rainbow
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    Good golly PepperDude - those chillies look great. Are they purely decorative or do you also eat them?
    (why I am asking is that my little maltese poodle has a penchant for eating my peppers whether they are the hot chilli pepper varitey or even the sweet bell peppers.)
     
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    Thanks Palm Tree, yes you can eat them but as a warning they are hottt!! This is my first year with these 2 varieties and they have came on like gang busters so next year i'm gonna plant a few of each and try to make pickled peppers. And if your interested let me know i can send you a few seeds to try.
     
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    They are just pretty to look at! Good going.

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