I followed all the directions of various people on the Internet and
tried growing tomatoes in 5 gal plastic buckets. In every case the
plants grew and when the flowers appeared they wilted and died. I
saved one by transplanting in a garden.
Indeed. This is the downside to container gardening, if you consider
twice daily interaction with your plants to be a downer. I don't. On
occasion, I have had to water thrice daily, during periods with hot dry
winds, then the plants were large and producing. It is an art form, is
What you say is very important, that of keeping the container shaded
and cool. I do this by using light colored pots and tiering smaller
pots in front of them, or adding draping plants or allowing part of the
plant, as in cherry maters, to hang down over the pot.
I have given up on hanging containers, either flower or fruit. Too
much stress on the plants during hot winds.
On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:52:02 -0500, Charlie wrote:
The majority of large containers have brugmansia's in them. I rooted
cuttings at the beginning of last spring, then overwintered them in
greenhouse conditions and now the are in five gallon containers. I
should be able to sell the to the nursery for at least 100 dollars
each by the end of the summer. If I overwinter then and et them over
six foot tall, I can get double that. The wholesale nursery buys them
for high end landscape projects.
As for vegetables, hanging them is fine if watered properly and I
think wrapping the container with aluminum foil to reflect the light
off may also help. While it is a great method, it may not be the best
method for southern gardeners in the US.
that is sad. what type of tomatoes are your growing and what is your
some it could be overwatering, the fertilizer you are using, good sun
and also pruning.
all l know is that upside down tomato does produces the best fruits
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