Is anyone going to plant patio potted tomatoes," Cherry"

United States
February 6, 2009 6:23pm CST
Do you have a garden in pots? I am planting cherry tomatoe plants in pots for the porch. I am also going to plant a few bannana peppers! How many will you plant? Are you going to start with plants or seeds?
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• United States
7 Feb 09
I love fresh vegetables. The problem is that we can't grow many because of the lack of sun where we are located. We have many trees around the yard. We do plant tomatoes in pots and even have tried green beans. Each have done well. The green beans are planted in three separate pots. Poles are added the the pots and the beans climb the poles. The poles are tied together to form a tripod. This allows the vines to intertwine. The grandchildren love to pick the fresh green beans. We use a packet of seeds for the pole beans. Because we have such a short season we buy tomatoes that have already been started. The grape tomatoes are the best. But, I may try my hand at at least one full-sized tomato this year. Another good one to try would be cucumbers. They will climb a pole if you put it in the pot. Or, just let it drape over the side of the pot.
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• United States
9 Feb 09
I just bought my Roma seeds for the tomatoes yesterday! I am going to start getting them ready. I love to grow things and love the fresh veggies. Appreciate the response and happy mylotting!
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 09
I leave the green fingers to my mum, she is a whizz in the planting department and she always does us proud, we always have nice tasting, fresh, healthy veg from the garden, she does both, plant from seeds and actual plants, although everywhere is covered in snow at the moment as we wait for the dreaded winter to end, then she will be busy with the vegetables. I don't like cherry tomatoes to be honest but your banana peppers sound exotic! I love red peppers, great in salads and don't you agree vegetables taste extra special when you have grown them yourself?
• United States
7 Feb 09
Your Mum sounds like such a wonderful lady. She is very talented, a wonderful cook and also gardens...you are very fortunate to have a mum like her....and she raised a wonderful son too! I do love red peppers too. I am ready for spring now...
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@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
I do have a garden in pots. I have recently grown some sweet peas and peppers. The tomatoes, I haven't started yet. I just plant two to three pots since I have limited space.
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• United States
7 Feb 09
I am just making good use of the space that I have. I love to grow things. I have never grown sweetpeas....do they grow pretty easy? My dad grew lettuce abd brocoli all winter...oh and beets. Appreciate the response!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I think this year I am going to plant the regular tomato plants in my yard, along with some cucumbers, watermelons, peppers and I am not sure what else.. I love good fresh tomatoes all summer long but I also love to pick them when they are green and freeze them to eat during the winter months.. Tomatoes are my favorite, especially when they are fresh from the garden..
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• United States
9 Feb 09
I agree with you! I have never seen a store bought tomatoe that can compare to home grown. Its just so much healthier for us and they arent that much trouble to grow. I am growing some Romas and hope they will do well. Enjoy your gardening!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Very soon I will be starting seeds inside my house for spring planting. I usually have 2 or more Cherry and or Grape Tomato plants each year. Those are usually bought from a nurswry as popoosed to starting them from seeds due to my cold climate etc. I also usually have about a dozen Banana pepper plants. I have a large garden each year and I am getting hyped for seed starting indoors soon. The ground and air is not warm enough here until mid to late May to plant outside so I give about 60 days for seeds to grow inside usually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
9 Feb 09
Have you ever tried the Romas? This will be my first time to plant them and I am starting the seedlings . I love those bannana peppers, because I pickle them and put them in salads. I like the salads at the Olive Garden and they always have peppers in them. Appreciate the response and happy my lotting!
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
7 Feb 09
If you start tomatoes from seed in Michigan, you need to start them indoors for the first 6 weeks or so. After the last frost, then you can put them out. That's why a lot of us start with plants. I have started tomatoes indoors in the past but have not done it in several years. I may be doing that this year. Last year I had tomato plants in pots but the spot I chose to put them in the sun was a spot that was easily ignored and my poor plants got rather neglected last year. I won't do that again. I will probably start a small garden. I'll have to move it to a different spot than I've done in the past too. Our dog is tied in part of that area. I also like to plant green beans, peppers, jalapenos, and zucchini.
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• United States
7 Feb 09
I can make you a salsa with all that wwwwwwaaaaaaallllaaaaaaa and you would have ROCKET SALSA....lol I love peppers...all kinds...Fresh garden veggies are soooo goood......Take care Girlfren....
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I do can up some salsa but we go through it really fast. I love peppers too! During the winter, I buy them on sale and cut them up and freeze them. I use them in all sorts of recipes! I especially love red peppers!
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• United States
7 Feb 09
Girlfren, you are making me hungry for peppers when I have cookies and ice cream lol,,,,,,hahahahhahahahhahahh thats so funny.....oh yea, the red ppers are awesome ....
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Hi eaforeman6! I do have a vegetable garden but they are not planted in pots. I have told my husband that I really wanted to put them in pots so will be doing the replanting before the rainy season here in our country. during the summer months, I can't replant them for they might die. I do have some eggplants, okra and peppers, just don't know what variety of peppers I have. lol.. I am planning to plant tomatoes too. I start with seeds. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
• United States
11 Feb 09
Well, I wish I had a million acres to plant on. I would grow food for everyone and have everyone come help work and harvest....by the way....ideas like that could change the world....I just dont have a million acres lol
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
Hi dear! I agree, that is why I am now wishing for you to have a million acres for plantation. lovelots..faith
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• United States
12 Feb 09
We get a lot of free tomatoes every year so I do not plant my own.
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• United States
13 Feb 09
Thats wonderful that you have many free tomatoes. I really like any kind of tomatoes. It will be fun watching them grow! Appreciate the response!
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• Ireland
7 Feb 09
I have already bought some cherry tomatoe seeds and also some herbs. It is a bit too early to plant them as the weather is very cold and frosty and we are getting quite a bit of snow. Hopefully I will be able to start planting at the end of this month. I will grow the cherry tomatoes in containers along the window of my utility room and I will plant lemon grass, all year round lettuce, parsley and thyme outside on the patio. That should be enough to keep me busy for a while if the wild rabbits don't get into my garden and eat them all.
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• United States
9 Feb 09
I am very excited about growing the romas. I always buy them so I decided why not grow them? I hoep they do well. I wish you great luck and many blessings for your garden....hope the bunnies dont try to eat it all....
@AmbiePam (50093)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I have no way of doing that considering where I live. My kitchen doesn't even have a window to set pots in front of. Someday though, maybe I can find a way to do that. To grow things.
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• United States
9 Feb 09
I dont have aot of space and I am only using pots this year! I hope that you can because its alot of fun. Its great to see the beautiful tomatoes ripen. Happy my lotting!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
7 Feb 09
We plant a potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, squash, corn, carrots, onions, garlic and so much more. We love our veggies. We planted some more fruit trees last year. We love to garden and you know the food will not be recalled. LOL
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• United States
9 Feb 09
That is so true, its so much better to know what we are getting... thats wonderful that you are going to have a beautiful garden.....ssafer and healthier...happy gardening and happy mylotting!
• United States
7 Feb 09
Yes, I did this last year. Well, I planted them in a platic pot and placed the pot behind my garage so my twins would not tear the tomatoes out. I love cherry tomatoes and love growing them too.
• United States
9 Feb 09
I do too. Do you like the fried green tomatoes? Have you tried them? I really like those too! Happy gardening and happy mylotting!