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Old 02-04-2010, 01:39 PM
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Question Tomatoes?

Has anyone ever tried to grow them in 5 gallon buckets?
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:47 PM
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I did last year. It worked out pretty good. I cut a hole in the bottom and added a piece of 1/2 inch OSB for strength. I then put a piece of hardware cloth in the bottom with a slit for the plant to grow out of. The hardware cloth flexes enough to allow for the stem of the plant to grow. In the top of the bucket, my wife planted pansies.lol

So we had maters on the bottom and flowers on the top.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:51 PM
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I may try to grow a couple this year. I really need more sunshine though. Too many trees in the yard.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:05 PM
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I hung mine off my back deck and they got sunshine for the first 5 hours of the day
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:47 PM
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I've been doing it for a couple years. Works very well. I try to stay with a smaller fruited variety to keep branch stress down. Also, they will dry out quick so you will need to keep a watch on them almost every day during the summer.
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how did they turn out?
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We use Clorox jugs round here. Keeps the end rot off of em.
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