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Vegetable Container Gardening - How Successful can it be?

9 years ago


I'm a novice vegetable gardener. In the past few years I've tried Tomatoes and some herbs with success. But this year i decided to go all out and try quite a few different vegetables. But i don't have much room.1- 1/2 veg beds (2.5x7 ft) and the rest I plan on using pots. I was wondering if anyone has advice for container veg gardening. Is the yield lower? Do they need to be watered more often than plants in the ground? Do some plants do better in the ground vs pots or vice-versa?
I plan to plant potatoes, beets, tomatoes, beans and zucchini in the ground. I have planted radishes, beets, peas and lettuce in pots. I'm also planning to plant Broccoli and cauliflower and green onions in pots.

Another question i had was regarding timing. I planted some Broccoli in the ground 2-3 weeks ago but it hasn't sprouted. Nether has the beets or lettuce. Is it too early to start spring gardening in Portland?

Thank you so much for your feedback!


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