Smart Pots - Choosing Sizes

sharbear50(6a Bella Vista)September 9, 2013

I am ordering these for assorted Fall veggies but I am stumped as to what size for which plant. Does this info I got from Smart Pot's website seem right?
7 Gallon Smart Pot - Garlic, Leeks, Shallots, Lettuce, Spinach, Arugula, Chard, Endive, Escarole, Basil, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Beans, Bok Choy, Kale, Peas, Parsnips, Small Annuals
10 Gallon Smart Pot - Peppers, Artichoke, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Strawberries, Onions, Beets, Turnips, Carrots, Radish, Patio Cucumbers, Patio Tomatoes, Larger Annuals
15 Gallon Smart Pot - Cucumbers, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Patty Pan, Crooked Neck, Eggplant, Tomatillos
20 Gallon Smart Pot - Tomatoes, Musk Melons, Water Melons, Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squash, Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard

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shazaam(NC 7B)

Smart Pots are great, but they're expensive. Root Pouches are significantly less expensive, and, so far, I like them just as well as Smart Pots.

The info that you shared above sounds reasonable. Most fall crops should be fine in 10 gallon or smaller pots, but you could also go with multiple plants in larger pots. If you're planning to fertilize organically, I'd suggest 15 gallon or larger pots. The larger volume will reduce soil temperature and moisture fluctuations, thereby creating an environment that's more hospitable for the microorganisms that make an organic system function.

This post was edited by shazaam on Mon, Sep 9, 13 at 16:48

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