Container gardening - VeggieBoards
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 06-17-2005, 08:59 AM
Veggie Regular
missbelgium's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 637
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...
missbelgium is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 Old 06-17-2005, 09:10 AM
Veggie Regular
rincaro's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,305
We are doing container gardening on our balcony right now.

The winners (so far):



Lima Beans




The losers (so far):





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.
rincaro is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off