container sizes

saturn1956(6)May 5, 2013

Planting Bush beans, red peppers basil and cherry tomatoes so far containers are about 14" wide x14" deep are these big enough to grow these vegetables? One container for each

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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

If your container is cylindrical it probably holds about 5 gallons of mix. That's big enough for a couple basil plants, one bush bean or one pepper. Most indeterminate cherry tomatoes are actually huge plants and would like a container twice that size or bigger. Many people do grow tomatoes in 5-gallon pots, but they find they need to water every day and fertilize heavily at that size.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 3:30PM
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fireduck(10a)

O...glad to hear your assesment of sizes. Size does matter...haha. I have recently put tomatoe plants in 15 gal nursery pots. I think this might work good. They are growing and I am thinking this could be a winner. Imagine if I had Al's soil in there!

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 9:45PM
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