Gardening in containers with little space.

I want to plant strawberries πŸ“ and potatoes πŸ₯” in containers. I don't have a lot of gardening space. Most of my space is full of hostas ugh. So this year I would like to add more containers with veggies then flowers any ideas. Oh and I rent or I would take out or replant the hostas. But what ever I change I have to put back when I leave.

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  • Sandie60 Sandie60 on Mar 09, 2018
    If the area currently has Hostas growing, you are not getting enough sun to grow veg's or fruit.
    When do get full sun and for how long?
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Mar 09, 2018
    They make really cute planters specifically for strawberries which you can put in a sunny area. Also, I found that cherry tomatoes grow much better in a planter. You'll need a big one (probably 5gal). I've not had a lot of success with full size tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes tend to bush better. Lettuce can be grown in a shallow container. Whatever you do, don't skimp on the quality of your soil. For containers that is especially important. Your bigger plants can be placed on a little dolly so that you can move it into the sun as it moves
  • Sissy Sissy on Mar 09, 2018
    If you can find old wheel-barrows it works great and movable .I plant potato's and strawberries and sweet potato's in my wheel - barrows
  • San32444551 San32444551 on Mar 09, 2018
    At least please sell off your hostas. Some of us love them!
    • Patti Patti on Mar 09, 2018
      Ok I will give it some thought. Maybe my landlord will take them and put them somewhere else in the Mobile Home park. Thanks for that.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 09, 2018
    I use garbage cans for potatoes. I plant tomatoes in pots that are a minimum of twenty four inches, and put in a tall tomato cage. I had a patio early girl that was five feet tall (without the height of the pot), so much for staying a small bush. I planted six leaf lettuce in another large pot with a pepper in the middle. By keeping it out off the afternoon sun and getting morning and evening sun, it didn't bolt until October and they were almost five feet tall. Herbs like sun, but will easily take some shade, I use ten to twelve inch pots for them and get really big plants that will give you fresh herbs all season, you can take them in for winter if you provide them with enough light to stay healthy. I plant my strawberries in hanging pots and put them on shepherd hooks, so you can plant the hooks anywhere without harming any of the yard. It also keeps critters from enjoying the fruit. Thickish plywood scraps can be made into dollies for the larger pots, just make sure you use good casters that aren't all plastic, they don't take the weight and movement and will break apart quickly. Been there done that, bought a couple and they didn't last a week of moving them around. Make sure you use good potting soil and make sure to get a good fertilizer and use it as directed. I use a sustained release granular kind for tomatoes and vegetables. Tomatoes in pots tend to have a calcium deficiency due to such frequent watering washing out the nutrients. You will end up with blossom end rot without using a calcium supplement. The calcium supplement I use is a foliar spray and it works well. Do not use foliar spray for the regular fertilizer or you will get great plants and not much produce. I hope this helps! I did find my potted veggies needed a lot more watering than the veggie garden I have up the hills. In really hot weather I found that the tomato plant needed watering up to twice a day, a gallon at a time.
  • Sissy Sissy on Mar 09, 2018
    Your welcome you can see one of mine .That is my wet garden .Wheel-barrow is on the right .I just picked a wheel-barrow up at the dump again so will add another one
  • Sandie60 Sandie60 on Mar 10, 2018
    Interesting. They are a shade plant.
    Good Luck. Give it a try.
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