Planting vining Plants-What Size Pots?

awestruckApril 29, 2014

I am going to plant some vining plants like cantaloupe and passion flower and am wondering what size pot (fabric) should I use for these vining plants? The reason I am asking is because if you go to the Smart Pot web site, their measurements seem kind of ridiculous, or maybe I am wrong. For example, they recommend a 20 gallon fabric container for tomatoes. I see some of the posters in this forum have used 10 gallon pots for trees. Their recommendations for vining plants like cantaloupe are the 15 gallon pots. If the plant is vining, why would it need such a big pot? What size would be good for this type of plant? The plant will be climbing the balcony rails hopefully! Thanks!

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DHLCAL

The pot is for the growing medium and the roots. Not sure why the vining nature of a plant would reduce rootball size.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 4:59PM
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awestruck

So, if I have a vine that will grow six or seven feet in length, what size would the rootball be and how much space would it need? Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2014 at 7:33PM
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