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Asked by
flouv on
March 27, 2015
montreal canada ( balcony garden)

Q. indoor/balcony gardening

I am finding vague and contradictory information, and also having a lot of trouble finding pot sizes (inches vs trade size, vs volume) so…just asking direct! I have sugar snap peas, Lincoln homesteader peas, Kentucky wonder pole beans, and dark green zucchini. I would like to know how shallow of a pot I can use (ex. approx. 6g but 14cm deep). I am getting the impression 12″(store label measure) is 5g and the recommended, but am really hoping to use the long shallow planter, and a different 10″ panterra (volume unknown 3-5g) without having to buy all new pots. Thank you for any advice/clarification!

Answered by
shelley on
March 27, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Minimum recommended depth of pots for various vegetables:

Pole beans: 8 to 9 inches deep (9 plants for every 12 inches of surface space)
Zucchini: 2 feet wide by 2 feet deep (for one plant)
Peas: 8 inches deep (6 plants for every 12 inches of surface space)

I hope that helps.

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Asked by
judan499 on
May 21, 2015
32548

Q. trays for my long pots

I have long pots – 6″ x 36″ long. They came with no trays and I have a balcony. I am trying to figure a way to catch the water. What can I use or can I buy the trays somewhere?

Answered by
shelley on
May 22, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

It is frustrating, isn't it? I am going through the same dilemma. Try doing Google searches for these trays. Check local garden centers.

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Asked by
Littlemiss sunshine on
June 5, 2015
london

Q. spider webs

I have a balcony that I tend to have lots of containers with a variation of flowers and vegetable plants. How can I stop spider webs damaging my plants? Any helpful advice is most welcome.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 7, 2015
A.

Spiders can be very beneficial to the garden.

Here is a link that has some great information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-garden-pests.htm

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Asked by
niketa on
June 13, 2015
i live in apartment with an enclosed terrace

Q. my veggies do not produce in pots

My veggies do not produce in pots. I live in an apartment with enclosed terrace. Each year I plant tomatoes and peppers in larger flower pots and although they blossom, it does not stay.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 13, 2015
Asked by
Anonymous on
June 25, 2015

Q. can tomato plants be grown indoors

I live in an apartment and so have no yard. I love fresh tomatoes. Can tomato plants be grown inside, and if so, what would it take to grow them in an apartment?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 27, 2015
A.

Do you have a patio or balcony? They would do better outside where pollination can occur and temps more to their liking, though growing indoors is possible (may need to hand pollinate plants). Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-indoor-tomatoes.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/growing-tomatoes-pots-containers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/balcony-vegetable-garden.htm

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Asked by
pmatt46 on
May 11, 2016

Q. I don’t have a yard

Can plants be put in a pot on my balcony?

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 13, 2016

Q. Rooftop Gardening and Hydroponic Gardening

I have recently (a week ago) planted Fenugreek, Coriander, Tomato seeds in a grow bag with cocopeat and manure, which are placed in the terrace. I can see small leaves in each pot. The question is, how much water and sun is needed at this time?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 13, 2016
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