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Old 11-04-2008, 02:41 PM
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i am gonna plan on doing some container gardening next spring and see what i can do with it as i have seen others who do quite well with what they plant.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:59 PM
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I have done it in the past and think I will at least try a few container tomatoes. Love those fresh tomatoes
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:35 AM
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Patti i plant a few tomato plants around the edge of my house and they get the rain water that comes from my roof as i have no gutters at the present time. These do well. I have wire cages i put around these as i plant them and some years they have grew as tall as the house edge so have quite a bit to eat there. Then i have a spot beside a railing that goes along my basement wall. I plant a couple cucumber vines there and they run the railing and i have cucumbers there all at the back door more or less.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:47 AM
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Good morning Teresa and all, I can not get down to ground anymore so have to do containers. Man up to your eaves how did you get the tom's clear up there?
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:54 AM
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Good morning Ms.Patti. Oh they didn't have any tomatoes way up there. They just keep growing the vines. The tomatoes were more or less down in the cages area. The plants were so tall they didn't even look like tomato vines at all and they weren't tree tomatoes either. Just your common german pinks and beefsteaks or yellow tomatoes.
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Speaking about tomatoes, My hubby and I seem to be able to grow really tall tomato plants, but not a lot of fruit for the size of the plants. I think I might try growing some Swiss Chard in the house this winter and see what happens.

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Old 11-10-2008, 07:56 AM
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hey dawn, do you have 1 of the growing lights or are you just gonna try this in a window? Let us know how it works for you. You might just start something there.
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I started catching rain water from the down spouts using recycled gallon ice cream containers and pouring the water into 2 13 gallon trash cans that weren't being used and filling cleaned milk jugs with the water for easier free water for the garden this summer.

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:03 PM
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there robertad you did good 2 times. First the rainwater is free and second it won't cost anything there to water plants with. Also it seems better to make plants grow than just regular old well water...
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Good afternoon all!

I use the water that comes out of the indoor spouts before it gets hot to: a) water the plants indoors and out, and b) to help fill up the washing machine. I also have about 10 2-liter soda bottles that I keep filled for this purpose also. I bought the bottle tops with the holes (they look like carrots as they are orange) so I can stick a filled water bottle in the dirt next to the individual plant and it seeps next to the roots where the plant needs the water the most.

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