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I am in NYC- we are having a monstrously hot spring and summer. This was the first time I've tried container-grown mesclun, arugula, red leaf- they only lasted thru July, went to seed which I kept…Continue

Started by Bebe Bloomz. Last reply by Robbie J Meadows Aug 16, 2010.

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Comment by Mary Catherine Johnston on January 28, 2013 at 10:07am

The summer was hot and dry here on the Manitoulin also. so I planted peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and herbs in pots on the deck, where I could more easily control water, etc. They did very well - good practise as now I will be doing only container gardening in the small space outside my apt.

Comment by ted lien on March 5, 2012 at 10:46am

thanks for the information I do have a 4 foot raised bed that I  plan to use for things like chives,basil, and oregeno. The ideaodf the mintin a po sound good because I do know how much that stuff spreads.

Appreciate he info

Ted Lien


Comment by Beuna Tomalino on March 5, 2012 at 9:37am

I grow herbs some herbs in pots and some in raised beds.   I grow mint in pots (16") so they won't take over my yard. I grow tender herbs in pots so I can bring them inside for the winter.    What herbs are you planning to grow?

Comment by ted lien on March 4, 2012 at 8:21am


I woud like to do herbs in a containr this year.  Has anyone had any success with this or have any ideas




Comment by marion shaw on August 2, 2010 at 5:43pm
Hi, My name is Marion and I live in the dessert southwest. We have a clay problem as well so I grow in containers and in the ground. I have put a lot of effort in the ground beds and it has paid off. I get close to a ton of compost a year and joined the local permaculture guild to take classes designed for my area. I love growing here with 5 growing seasons you can always be doing something in the garden.
Comment by Robbie J Meadows on July 3, 2010 at 11:19am
Hi! It has been a wet week here! I have been collecting materials for my raised cinderblock bed and looking at designs to see how many different ones I can find and whether a certain style is more preferable than another. As I begin assembling it I will take pictures and post them, but bear with me, it will be slow going.
Comment by Robbie J Meadows on June 24, 2010 at 5:09pm
Hi, My name is Robbie and I garden in containers because the soil in our yard is hardpack red clay. When I first wanted to put a garden down I tried to amend the soil. I had it my uncle come and disc it and added amendments and had him go back over it and had no succes with it. So I bought lumber and made my first 4'X4' raised bed. With times being the way they are it took me a few weeks of purchasing a little soil at a time to fill it and then my hubby and I built my second raised bed. It is 4'X8'. The next one will be made of cinder blocks. This year I have cucumbers in the 4x4 bed and had cabbages and bush beans in the other. I keep them heavily mulched to add organic material and my brother is welding a frame for a barrel for me for composting. I also have tomatoes, blueberries and pepper plants in containers on my deck. My goal is to keep crops going year 'round in containers and my raised beds and to build more raised beds. I also have a greenhouse frame that was given to me (lucky/blessed me!) and I hope to have it covered and ready to use by winter this year. I encourage everyone to join and participate in this group and I hope you will all share you successes and failures to help each other grow in our gardens and in ourselves. Please be kind to each other in your posts and replies and lets make this a great group to be a part of.

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