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if you are tight on space plant ITALIAN TOMATOES - romas or what ever more tomato less gook .. cuts down on processing time if you can too use 3x5 boxes not 4x4 - it'll save you back - reaching across 3 feet is easier .. I used my 3x5 for squash etc .. I have gone down to 18 inch wide as I'll

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    if you are tight on space plant ITALIAN TOMATOES - romas or what ever more
    tomato less gook .. cuts down on processing time if you can too

    use 3x5 boxes not 4x4 - it'll save you back - reaching across 3 feet is
    easier .. I used my 3x5 for squash etc .. I have gone down to 18 inch wide as
    I'll
    gotten older - my arthritis and back hurt to much for the wider boxes now ..

    make some 2x10 boxes these are wonderful for tomatoes - I run 3 rows of
    tomatoes in them 11 down the center and 10 on the sides - total 31 plants ..
    they
    end up shading out the weeds

    PT has warnings out for use with foods/gardens ..

    garden boxes in windows through the winter for greens

    plant mini tomatoes in hanging baskets

    make an A or H frame for cukes the cukes will hang down through the 2 x 2
    holes of fencing

    plant peas on high wire fence, pick peas that have edible pods they freeze

    well

    5 GALLON drywall mud containers work well for container gardening -- toss in
    a few healthy inches of packing peanuts, then I do a layer of tea bags, then
    dirt .. you can plant one tomato or green pepper and plant around it 2-3 cukes
    (if you also have floor space) or carrots, onions, greens, flowers, herbs ..

    ria
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    OK I would like to plant cucumbers in pots. l don't have alot of ground
    right now. Will it work? Do you use those tomato type cages around it or?
    Thanks for the help.
    Carol in So Cal

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    RE: Budget101.com : GARDENING TIPS etc



    Cucmbers are great to grow upside down. They are a vine and tomatoes grow this
    way too. It is good for people who don't have lots of room. If you grow in a pot
    they do need to be tied up on something, netting is what we use. Hope that
    helps.
    Janet

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    yes, you can plant cucumbers in pots minds did well last year. but be sure
    you put a very long stick in the pots because they like to climb. this is only
    a suggestion, but put you a corn plant in the pot and they will grow well
    together, but only one corn plants, because more will need more room then what
    in a pot.



    Elva

 

 

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