Although I haven't been container gardening much of late when I was a kid and there was no room for my ideas in the garden I was fascinated by the idea.
One of the things that fascinated me the most is mobility. The idea that you could over come shade problems by moving your containers around. Living in a small city with 1/4 acre parcels can be murder trying to get enough light.
So an idea just popped into my head. I have one of those garden carts I've grown tomatoes in before and I used to like how I could move them to the west side to catch the early morning rays and then east to catch the beaming late afternoon sun. That probably gave me about 12 hours of direct sunlight and if I took em for walks around the block they probably would have got even more ;-).
I was thinking I've got lots of weed block i pulled off my beds. I could use that stuff to line my cart and fill up with growing medium and grow I'd say 2-3 San Marzano Redorta Tomatoes. The idea is to have a container that breathes. I'd like to compare the production of those to the containers I will grow the same variety in my greenhouse. My greenhouse in in a position it will get some very early rays but mostly afternoon ones till near sunset. However the light in there is amplified and the higher temps just get things booming. Last year my green house was on the other side of the yard and from 3 pm. on it got very little direct light. Despite that it was a wall of green with many tomato plants well over 8 feet tall.
Gotta love experimentation.