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multiple plants in container

Posted by tallone 5 (My Page) on
Thu, May 16, 13 at 10:18

One tomato plant, one jalapeno plant, garlic, green onions, cilantro = SALSA! I want to plant this all into a 20gal smart pot. Is this a good idea? And can everything be fed and watered the same?

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RE: multiple plants in container

Bad idea. The tomato will shade everything else, so they won't get the full sun they need. The garlic really should be planted in the fall and the onions in early spring. Tomatoes and peppers shouldn't be planted until night temperatures are reliably above 55-60. Even if you could get everything growing, there would be so much competition for food and root space, they would all be stunted and vulnerable to disease and pests. The tomato would do best all alone in a 20-gallon container.

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