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Originally Posted By: Angie
Originally Posted By: gorgeousred

I'm doing upside down tomatoes this year and they're doing terrific. No pest problems or staking and the bunnies can't shimmy up the poles! wink


What are upside down tomatoes?


You can go here and check it out: Upside Down Tomatoes

http://seedsofknowledge.com/tomato2.html

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I'll have to try that next year. I have a planter on my deck (it's a good size one). I put a shepherd's hook in the pot and then I decided to put a second, taller one in the pot. I have one plant and a wind chime on the hooks but it would lend itself to an upside tomato plant.

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I've had pretty good success. One plant did get ravaged by horn worms but that's to be expected. That's why I have 9 of them going--I'm bound to get a good crop one way or another!

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I didn't have horn worms this year but I have only one tomato on a beautiful marglobe tomato plan. My MIL will get to eat it as we will probably be away on vacation when it is ready to be picked.

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I love this site. I have enjoyed reading all your posts. I think I am going to try container gardening too.

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I am so excited about doing some gardening this year. Thanks to all for inspiring me!
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I am looking forward to starting also. I put some more broccoli seeds out - I hope these sprout. Broccoli is a cool weather crop so the spring window is not that long here. We have winter/spring one day and summer the next.

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I found a great article about container gardening - It was suggested growing bush beans, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, and herbs. Then in August, English peas, lettuce, beets, broccoli, and cabbage. Tomatoes were not on the list but I will again try them.

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I'm not the least interested in vegetable gardening, as I am to busy with the rest of my tropical paradise....but I think you ladies are giving me some incentive to do some container veggie gardening. Anyone got a few major tips to get me started?

Hubbie's been wanting me to for a few years now.

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Oh boy, what a great time of year to begin!

Herbs do well in pots. I grow parsely and basil year round on the window sill or garden.

Lettuce grows quickly in pots. If you can get a pony pack break out the seedlings into a couple per 4" diameter pot - also window sill or garden.

Cherry tomato plants do well in large 12" diameter pots in warm weather in the sun protected from the wind and watered well.

Infact, in summer water potted vegies every day.

Most of all, have fun - pinch off leaves of lettuce and herbs as a treat when watering. Roll the herbs in a lettuce leaf to eat.

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