Need some help with container gardening

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by T.C., Jun 10, 2004.

  1. T.C.

    T.C. Active Member

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    I'm trying to grow strawberries (Ozark) and tomatoes (Brandywine & German?? -- can't rember the second type) in containers on my front porch but they aren't doing very well. The leaves on the strawberry turn bright red then brown and then shrivel up and die. It keeps growing new leaves but a lot of the older leaves are gone. Both of the tomato plants look sort of healthy. They are a light green (bottom leaves are somewhat yellow) but they aren't getting any taller or producing any fruit. Everything getting plenty of water and fertilizer. Any suggestions?
     
  2. kathy H

    kathy H kathyh

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    What type of soil did you use?
     

  3. Hank - Narita

    Hank - Narita Well-Known Member

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    We mix our own potting soil. It consists of peat moss, compost mulch, and perlite. Should do the trick.
     
  4. westbrook

    westbrook In Remembrance

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    Container gardening is tricky. One of the problems is that the soil dries out quickly so you water more. The damp soil heats up in the pot and boils the roots during the heat of the day.

    Just a thought.