Any tips on growing cucumbers and tomatoes in containers?


All of my gardening has to be done in containers Any tips on growing cucumbers? Tomato’s?

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  • Kathy poss Kathy poss on Jul 29, 2018
    i had better luck this year with tomatoes in food grade drums sawed in half in cylinder shape rather than cradle shape with high quality growing mix. The depth allowed for better roots and stakes where needed.

  • Rhoda Rhoda on Jul 29, 2018

    Thanks so much. That makes sense. Oh well, better luck next year for me or maybe we’ll buy a house and have real garden.

  • Kathleen Visick Tracey Kathleen Visick Tracey on Jul 29, 2018

    Use large pots with tomato cages

  • Chris aka monkey Chris aka monkey on Jul 30, 2018

    not too late for tomatoes get your container and good potting soil and a good size plant and be diligent in watering and ooops almost forgot a cage for the vines hope this helps xx

  • Jeanne Grunert Jeanne Grunert on Jul 30, 2018

    I always grow some tomatoes in containers because they often do better. I stake them or use cages for both tomatoes and cucumbers to keep them from spilling over onto the deck. You need at least a gallon or more size pot for each to be happy.

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    • Jeanne Grunert Jeanne Grunert on Sep 04, 2018

      I have the same problem in Virginia and especially in the raised beds. Good tomato cages help since they are made with long metal spikes that anchor them into the ground. I think a larger pot with rocks in the bottom, both for weight and drainage, might help you with tomato pots blowing over. Good luck!