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Old 05-03-2009, 11:11 AM   #11
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I forgot to mention radishes...they do great in a container as well. Try the Easter Egg mix...they're different colors
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:06 PM   #12
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Because I live at 8600+ feet, with a very short growing season, I always container garden. In years past I've put my tomatoes and peppers in large pots but this year I'm trying the topsy turvy containers. I planted my seeds March 15 and have lots of healthy-looking plants. My garden this year will be basil, chives, cilantro, several varieties of tomatoes and peppers, cukes and green beans.

Any ideas about whether or not the cukes and green beans can be grown in my upside down containers?
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #13
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this is my first container garden i have ever done. not an expert by any means. did do a lot of research on what to plant. i two have topsy turvy both with tomatos. i don't know of any reason that it would not work for cukes and green beans. give it a try and share what you learned with me.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:51 AM   #14
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I will, babe. I haven't potted any plants into the topsy turvies yet. I think I'm going to leave the lids off and plant marigolds in the tops.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:52 AM   #15
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I forgot to mention radishes...they do great in a container as well. Try the Easter Egg mix...they're different colors
Constance, I've never planted radishes - multicolored ones sound fun! Do you plant from seeds?
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:38 PM   #16
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I will, babe. I haven't potted any plants into the topsy turvies yet. I think I'm going to leave the lids off and plant marigolds in the tops.
left top off. going to plant cilranto and cat grass in the top.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:29 AM   #17
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I planted bell peppers this year in my upside down pot and it is very happy. In the top, not to waste good soil space, I planted cherry tomatoes.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:00 PM   #18
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I plant Sweet-100 cherry tomatoes in pots and they do great. Yellow "taxi", and pear tomatoes also do well. This year I'm trying a zucchini, so far it is growing well. Herbs do well in pots. I live on the coast and only have a small protected area to grow stuff, I put them out in the sun during the day and bring them back to the protected area at night. Lot of trouble, but worth it. Tomatoes in the store are yucky.
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:14 PM   #19
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anyone grow cilantro indoors? Would like you input....
I did cilantro last year in a pot that I put outside for most of the summer and brought in when it got too hot and again in the fall - it was very easy (I went out of town a couple times and it survived without anyone watering it) and I had tons of cilantro throughout the late spring, all summer and early fall
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