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Old 09-16-2013, 04:52 AM   #401
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I tried to do container gardening this year and it turned out poorly. One tomato plant just died about a month in and the other two were weak. The two pepper plants did ok but they could have been better.

This weekend I layed plastic down to cook part of my yard to kill it so that I can use it for an actual garden next year. The area is 6'X10" and I think that will be more than enough for just me.
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Tomatoes and peppers typically do better in containers than most others, their roots like warm soil, which the container provides being above ground. Watering is essential in containers, because the soil loses moisture more rapidly than ground soil does. Mulching the soil in containers helps to conserve and regulate moisture levels.
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Tomatoes and peppers typically do better in containers than most others, their roots like warm soil, which the container provides being above ground. Watering is essential in containers, because the soil loses moisture more rapidly than ground soil does. Mulching the soil in containers helps to conserve and regulate moisture levels.
I have quite successfully grown tomatoes and all kinds of pepper plants in containers.
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WTH..........I saved the seeds off of the most beautifull straight eight cukes from the spring. This fall I planted 24 plants, and all I got was male flowers and meybe one and repeat one female. These were planted weeks ago. Then again it my be my fault. Only save the seeds from the fruit or vegies nearst the root. My punkins produced females before the male flowers came out, that's not right.................... But in todays world..........lol............What the hell. I'm working on my own crop of Heirloom white beans for the future. You can't have to much gas............lol...........
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WTH..........I saved the seeds off of the most beautifull straight eight cukes from the spring. This fall I planted 24 plants, and all I got was male flowers and meybe one and repeat one female. These were planted weeks ago. Then again it my be my fault. Only save the seeds from the fruit or vegies nearst the root. My punkins produced females before the male flowers came out, that's not right.................... But in todays world..........lol............What the hell. I'm working on my own crop of Heirloom white beans for the future. You can't have to much gas............lol...........
Seeds from hybrid plants can do funny things like that.
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These straight eight were supposed to be heirloom................No other cukes for miles around, and I had 4 faithfull bumble bees every day to polinate..................
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Lettuce is awesome this time of the year! Now I have to cover it at night to keep the frost from killing it.

P.s. Lou eats it too.
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P.s. Lou eats it too.
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Nice! I'm still kicking myself because I didn't get any of my fall plants in the ground - lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and turnip and mustard greens.
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My turnips arent golf ball size yet, but still growing. Two or three more weeks should tell me if I planted them at the right time. I didn't do any fall broccoli or cabbage because the last 4 years were a waste of time: virtually no production.
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Lettuce is awesome this time of the year! Now I have to cover it at night to keep the frost from killing it.

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Looks good Primer! Tonight or tomorrow night we are supposed to get our first frost...Wish I would've planted our last sweet corn patch a bit later,along with some Fall garden plants.
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