I'm growing cucumber for the first time. The one thing I wish growers
would put on the label is the size of root ball or the minimum pot size
for whatever plant along side with its height and spacing requirements.
But I digress. I have no problem growing hot pepper plants in those 5
gallon containers, containers that typically hold 5 gallons of paint or
I put my tomatoes in 20" or greater containers and have had no problem
growing them to full size. A 5 gallon container would be way too small
for tomatoes. Right now I have to decide whether to put the cucumbers in
a 22" pot or can I get away with using 5 gallon containers? Any insight
on this would be appreciated. I did a google search on growing cucumber
and none of those sites have this kind of information either.
BTW: For all you container gardening cheapskates. :-) Menards here in
Chicago have these 20 gallon plastic tubs on sale for $3 each. Drill
drainage holes in the bottom and you have a very cheap 22" planter that
holds 3 cubic feet of soil, big enough to grow tomatoes in.