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Old June 5, 2018   #286
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Good job, Salt!
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Old June 5, 2018   #287
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Old June 5, 2018   #288
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Looks good salt, better than ever.
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Old June 5, 2018   #289
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Your container plants are looking fantastic, Salt!!!
Here's wishing you are feeling as good as they look, today. And if not today, tomorrow.
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Fantastic Robert, they look great. That is what we want to see, again... your plants look great.
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Old June 5, 2018   #292
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ALS I grow in containers and raised beds, it's not as easy as growing in the ground. However I want to encourage you to stay at it you will learn things along the way that will make it easier and more enjoyable. Mike
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Thank you everyone

There is so much more to learn, and so many different vegetables to try growing in containers.

In the last picture I posted above is of squash. In the background is a yellow Lantana - it's growing just fine in the ground. RKN and FW3 must not affect them.
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Old June 5, 2018   #294
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Thank you everyone

There is so much more to learn, and so many different vegetables to try growing in containers.

In the last picture I posted above is of squash. In the background is a yellow Lantana - it's growing just fine in the ground. RKN and FW3 must not affect them.
You are welcome and you deserve it more than any one.

What I am doing now that I haven't done in the past is hitting some of the smaller containers with drain holes with a little 13-13-13 every time I water not much just a little.

Not everyone but some folks (I think) dont fertilize enough in containers.
So much gets used up and so much gets washed out.
Just a thought.

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You must be exicited to see how well they are doing. I hope it raises your spirits every time you walk out and look at them. It would for me.
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Worth, thank you. I didn't show the okra, but it does look good. This year has me sort of confused. May weather here was summertime weather. I need to fertilize a lot more in the okra containers and move them to where they get more sun. It's all part of the learning process.

Sue, yes, I am very excited to see the containers of plants doing so well. It does raise my spirits, and better yet, it gives me real hope.

There may or may not be a lot of tomatoes from the containers this season. The temperatures could very well be too hot too soon for flowers and tomatoes. There are some that look wonderful - hopefully it cools down a little to get more. If not, the container garden is a success. I really needed to see that. All of you can see in the pictures I posted today the huge difference. I was used to seeing the in-ground tomato and other vegetable plants suffer with RKN and FW3.
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Salt I experimented with okra last year in different spots.
Shade is not conducive to good okra growth at all.
And I mean not one bit.
Neither is over crowding.
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Your container garden looks so good Salt. So glad you jumped in and gave it a go...what a shocking
comparison to the raised bed plants with diseases,

I never thought I could grow anything edible at my city home, being forest, but started a few
containers 5 yrs ago in the driveway. Container growing allows me to spin and slide for better sun as
the season changes.
Last year was my first kitchen deck garden, one and 2 gallon fabric pots growing dwarfs and micros.
Also easy to move around until I start tying them to the railing.

Still a lot to learn about feeding etc, but I can't complain about the results so far.
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What a reward for your efforts with containers, Salt. Wonderful difference. I know tomatoes can't compete with the wrist sized fir tree roots invading my garden area. Containers are a great alternative and you have proved that. Nice to see comparison pics. I do hope you get some fruits before the weather turns.
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The past two days have been 100+F and I am seeing drooping/wilting during the hottest part of the day. I'm going to start watering in the early morning too. I have been watering in the evenings with a gallon of water/mix per container.

Maybe I should water a gallon in the morning and half a gallon in the evening?
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