Originally Posted by uniqueenigma
I heard that tomatoes need lots of space to grow. That you shouldn't crowd them, or they'll die. I know this from personal experience in attempting to grow them from seed as well. People tell me that the best containers for growing tomatoes are those empty 5 gallon containers (they're normally white with a handle on them, and used to store paint or powdered laundry detergent in). My boyfriend also says restaurants use the empty 5 gallon containers to store large quantities of sauce and food in them. However, I'm having an extremely difficult time trying to locate where I could get them. I tried doing a search via the internet but didn't really have any success.
If somebody could give me more information on this, and where to locate them I'd appreciate it.
DH and I used the 5 gal spackle buckets last year, and this year! Planted on the deck, and one tomato plant per bucket.
Did peppers also. DH drilled 4 holes 2" up from bottom, and I added gravel to the holes, then soil!
It's a beautiful thing!! PS: did my herbs in them also! And I got the buckets in the dumpster on a construction site! OH! Just a word to the wise! Don't take any with the lid closed on it! those could provide a dirty, stinky, surprize when they are opened!
Could have been a porta-potty! If ya know what I mean!