A picture tour of my tomato and veggie garden

sprtsguy76(Santa Clara Ca. 9b)April 28, 2011

All planted in the 511 or a slightly peat modified version for the swc's. Enjoy!

Tomatoes in 5 gallon buckets

Hanging 4 gallon buckets

Dwarf project tomatoes

Tomatoes in 10-18 gallon totes

A mix of tomatoes n peppers

Sweet Peppers in swc's

Cukes in a mini swc bucket

Baby Butter Lettuce

Fruit set!

Brandywine Sudduth in a 15 gallon pot

Basil for all of those tomatoes


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Hey. Nice set up looks like you will be having alot of fresh produce. Tell more about "Dwarf project tomatoes".
Is that a Cherry type? I am very interested in growing dwarf verities of all plants in my garden.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 2:43AM
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How do tomatoes do for you in the 5-gallon buckets? Do you grow patio-type tomatoes in them or full-sized determinates and indeterminates?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 7:47AM
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Great Pics & Ideas. Sent this post to my daughter who is starting her first container garden as she lives in apt. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 9:21AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Looks like someone really likes tomatoes! ;-)


    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 10:21AM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Very nice! I wish I had the time.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 1:17PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Look at you go!!! Great job - you're doing soo well! Everything's lookin' phat, man!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 3:08PM
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Fantastic! Such a smart guy and taking advantage of any sunny space you have, even if it is on cement. Bravo!

Can I ask a couple of question?

I am thinking of growing tomatos and others in tote containers and or pots on my flat roof since it gets lots of sun up there and I figuire it is space a could make use of.

What and why is the plastic on top of your buckets and totes for and made of?
Why are some buckets wrapped in black plastic?
How can I make it that I water thorugh a pipe too?
Is it easier than just watering overhead every other day or so?
Do you use lime?

Any ideas and or help greatly appreciated before I head out to start.

I just started a strawberry collection in a stand up pot that allows me to grow them on the sides. Yahoo:-)

Thank you.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2011 at 6:45PM
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How much peat did you add to the 511?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2011 at 5:38AM
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