About how many cucumber plants can I grow in a 21 inch pot that is abour 18
inches tall? I ran across some interesting seeds, Hmong Red and Gold Lemon.
I thought they'd be cool to try - something different.
Good, I was hoping to strike a balance between quantity and quality. I was
hoping for a lot of cucs this season. But I don't want to get a whole mess
of tiny fruits I can't eat. So I'll just do 2 in each pot and hope for the
best. So I'll start at least 4 seeds in each pot and pick the best 2,
You've asked a good question. I had about half dozen in two larger pots
each last year and got plenty of cucs but wonder if I could have done
better with less plants. Why not experiment and grow half dozen in one
pot and three in other. You'll get cucs in both cases but it would be
interesting to see outcome. If so, let us know.
I would try it myself but put a tomato in the other pot this year. Also
pot is on patio surrounded by deer netting and I let cucs grow up
netting which has extra reinforcement.
I'd plant five and keep 3, but that's me.
One thing I have learned in container gardening, is that you can put a
lot certain veggies in there and be successfully as long as you are
diligent about the initial soil mix, regular (and veggie-specific)
fert, and water, water, water.
I grow bush beans in 6"-10" flower pots. I put 6-12 beans in each.
They grow like crazy.
Some things do not like to be crowded, for sure, but you learn along
the way. Leaf lettuce you can crowd. Head lettuce you cannot. Baby bok
choy you can crowd, the regular bok choy you cannot.
I always have pots of multiple types of herbs growing and pots of
mixed flowers, too...oodles of 'em in one pot.
Seeds are cheap. Have fun.
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