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I have found a whole new way to procrastinate

I have been trying to stay away from The Nest so as to actually study for the bar.  However, instead of Nesting I have been going to the garden center and buying things to plan on my balconies.  I now have spinach and lettuce in window boxes, a bunch of herbs, and am debating going back to the store for tomato and pepper plants.

Does anyone else grow things in containers? 

Re: I have found a whole new way to procrastinate

  • No veggies, but I do have basil, mint and lavendar right now.  Planning on a few other herbs over the next few weeks.
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  • Yes! I have a whole balcony garden. For food I'm growing lettuce, broccoli, pineapple, strawberries, garlic, and dwarf beans as well as basil, mint, and cilantro. Then I also have gardenias, jasmine, bougainvillea, ficus, aster, petunias, vinca, and aloe. Everything is in assorted containers. I started with just a few then it became very addicting. :)
  • I don't here, but I used to back in the US.  I did tomatoes and raspberries...too bad they never did anything and just sort of died.  I have a black thumb.
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  • lelialelia member
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    yes, tomatos and peppers do well. Just make sure your pot is big enough. There are even some balcony varieties of veggies...go for it!
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  • PubliusPublius member
    How big does a pot need to be for tomatoes or peppers?  I have been thinking about adding one of these to my balcony, but don't think I have room for both.  Does one take up less room than the other?  Will a 5 gallon sized pot work for a tomato plant, or is that too small?
  • lelialelia member
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    I?m not sure how many gallons my pots are, but they are about 16 inches in diameter. The peppers have slightly smaller pots and take up less space, for me anyway.
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  • PubliusPublius member
    Thanks.  I think I might have to go putz about the garden center tomorrow to give myself a bit of a break from studying.  I'm sure that I will come back with something.
  • I have a rose bush in a pot in my kitchen. Anything else I try to grow ends up dying.
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  • Yes! We have a concreted back garden (not our choice), so have containers with: tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers, peas, beans, sweetcorn, sprouts, cauli, and some herbs and things I can't remember! W loves it! :)
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  • I don't, but now that I have the space to do so, I'd really like too
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  • I did last year (its winter now.) I planted everything in pots because I knew we were moving, this year I will actually plant in the ground.  We had chili peppers, tomatoes, bell peppers (capsicum), strawberries and a bunch of herbs.  Its been kinda warm and rainy here so some of my veggies have started sprouting again! I can't wait to plant again this spring.  
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  • How much space did the chili peppers take?  Did the plant grow to be as big as that of the bell peppers?
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