We live in a condo and we have no land to grow our own veggies, and the nearest community garden is forever away. But we do have 2 decks that get sunlight most of the day and I want to grow some stuff. What is best to grow in containers and how do I do it, when should I start? My husband wants to get a hanging tomato plant, but other than that I'm lost. I would like to grow basil and cilantro for sure, and maybe strawberries. Oh, and we live in Oregon.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Tomatoes will grow well, I'm from Washington and I always had tomatoes in pots on our deck before we moved. Remember that Tomatoes are vines and will spread as much as they can, so get a large pot and give them room to spread, whether along the railing or build a teepee of bamboo (or a cage) for them to grow up. Cilantro grows well too, for that I recommend a long rectangular pot, and dont sit it on the ground. If it gets over watered, it will be super gross and slimy (happened to me, lol.) I havent had goot luck growing basil outside, but it grows just fine in my kitchen window.
Â Peppers grow well in pots too. Check out Sunset magazine - http://www.sunset.com/garden/fruits-veggies/how-to-grow-veggies-in-pots-00400000012149/index.htmlÂ its a good "localish" resource and they have lots of tips.
Answer by LuminousMom at 12:32 PM on Feb. 18, 2009