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Old 1 Week Ago   #421
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Default Growing in containers

Weather, why do you choose to grow in containers?

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Good just used to it. We moved to Georgia 2 years ago, after living in northern NY for 30 years. We had a wet property there, and used containers. What's nice about them is that the plants grow fast, and it's easy to control what we feed them, and my homemade mix is pretty cheap. I could probably till a small garden here, but would be starting from scratch with sandy soil. I did plant a bit in ground last year, and the plants were smaller, and with heavy rain there was standing water sometimes. Growing in-ground or in containers is no bargain either way with all the diseases and bugs. My stepson has 85 acres with a 3 acre garden 20 miles west of here.
You'll be surprised what you never have to do if you put it off long enough.
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Default Cherokee closeup.

Here's a closeup showing a blossom on a Mr. Blackstone's Cherokee. Never before looked this closely at a tomato blossom. Dunno if using an electric toothbrush on them every morning helps or hinders pollination.
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