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#1 Old 06-17-2005, 08:59 AM
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I have major slug problems and am thinking of growing (baby) vegetables in containers to have more control over the slug problem.



Anyone have experience with this ? What grows best in the pots ? I have books but they say you can grow nearly anything in containers... which I don't really believe... there must be veggies which grow better in containers than others ?! We have a pretty humid, moderate climate here (kind of like England, maybe slightly warmer but not much).



Thanks for giving me some feedback...
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#2 Old 06-17-2005, 09:10 AM
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We are doing container gardening on our balcony right now.



The winners (so far):

Strawberries

Tomatoes

Lima Beans

Basil

Spearmint

Sunflowers



The losers (so far):

Cucumbers

Oregano

Chives

Dill



I'm in Florida though - and most of the losers have a mold/fungus problem that cropped up, so I'm thinking that's weather related. We are also growing marigolds to keep away the bugs.



We started things out in plastic cups and sawed-off 2 liter bottles that had rocks and drainage holes in the bottom. We've transplanted things to larger containers as necessary. All of the tomatoes for example are now in 5 gallon buckets with cages, with rocks & drainage holes and they are doing beautifully.
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