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Old March 6, 2006   #1
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Hi,

I'm a tomato newb and I'm trying all this for the first time. I have a friend who had planned on a garden this year, but got in a car accident and will be unalbe to keep up a garden. I'm gonna try to plant him some heirloom variety tomatoes and hot peppers (fatali, ancho, thaii hot) in 15 gallon rubbermade buckets. I'm going for Opalka, Brandywine (sudduth), and Black from Tula.

How many of tomato plants would you put in each bucket?

How many hot peppers per bucket?

Thanks for the help!
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Old March 6, 2006   #2
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H newbe,

I'd go with only one Tom per 15 gal container.
They will proform far better this way than if
they are crowded.

I have grown both Thai and Poblano/Ancho
and the Thai is a short growing pepper that
can be placed in much smaller pots. Even
the Ancho could be grown easily in a five
gal bucket.

I had good results with both in 12 inch pots.
Although the Poblanos were downsized, they
were plentiful.

There is a Hot Pepper forum on this site
where you can ask additional questions ....JJ61
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Old March 6, 2006   #3
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Hello Newbie,

I grow exclusively in containers. 3 plants in a 15 gallon container would not be pushing the envelope as long as you had a well drained soil rich in organic matter. Water it daily and fertilize weekly with a low N fertilizer such a 5-20-20 and you should be OK with no crowding or diminishing of yield. The same applies for the peppers.
Hope this helps ya,
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Old March 14, 2006   #4
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If you have the space and the containers, then one plant per 15 gallon container.

If you are experimenting with varieties, then you could put 2-3 in the container, but you will not have the production or trouble free growth.

this year I am only doing 1 per container as last year I got most of the tomato fever worked out.....

Michael in Hampstead, NC

P.S. this should be a self-watering container, or if not, then it should have a wick to drain it as discussed last year(s) in the GW container forum.
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Old March 14, 2006   #5
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I looked on gw (first time ever) and didn't find what you were talking about. Could you link me to the discussion or tell me what you are talking about and how to do it?

Thanks for the help.
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