Suggestions for containers to plant vegetables on back porch?

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Want to plant tomatoes, peppers, orka in some type of container instead of a garden.

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  • Carol Allison Carol Allison on Feb 19, 2018
    I use 5 gallon buckets with holes in the bottom and repurpose Water bottles in the buckets to use as fill with my dirt! And it helps aerate.
  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 19, 2018
    5 gallon plastic buckets from the home store, and drill some drainage holes along the bottom edge, put some gravel in the bottom, and then add your soil. Old kitty litter plastic buckets work too.
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 19, 2018
    Tomatoes do amazingly well in containers. Use the hardware store buckets or the larger more attractive planters if budget allows.
  • Jana Jana on Feb 19, 2018
    Any container can work as long as it has depth and drainage. It can go with your outdoor decor
  • Col24753380 Col24753380 on Feb 19, 2018
    planter boxes or large pots will do.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 19, 2018
    I had really good success with tomatoes the last two seasons using a huge pot. I grew a early girl that was probably five feet high without the pot. The pots you use should go with the size of the mature plants so that there is plenty of room for healthy root growth. Most seed packets will tell you how many plants per what size pot. I grow herbs in ten to twelve inch pots and get wonderful huge plants, I also have put them in window boxes, two spreading in a pot and three upright growing plants per pot. Growing veggies in pots can work, even climbing plants as long as you give them something to grow up. Have fun!
  • Cindy Cindy on Feb 19, 2018
    You can grow these veggies in milk jugs cut in half. A lot of people are winter sowing in milk jugs this time of year.
  • Darlene Darlene on Feb 19, 2018
    Thank you for the information.
  • Darlene Darlene on Feb 20, 2018
    This is a good idea, thanks.
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