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Re: New year, new directions

Thanks, Auralie. That's worth trying. I've got both empty baskets and hanging space for them. Andrea sent me some cherry tomato seeds--this might be a good way to try them.

On Jan 2, 2007, at 1:41 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

One of the most successful things I have done for a number of years is to hang 10-inch pots planted with several varieties of cherry tomatoes from
brackets on the wall of my garage - across from my kitchen window.
The exposure is southeast and they get good sun more than half the day.
Suspended at about 5 feet, they grow both up and down, and by the end
of the summer reach to garage roof and almost to the ground - a real wall
of tomatoes. Didn't do as well last summer as usual, because the first
planting got nipped by a late frost, but by the end of the season they had
about caught up.  I'll be more careful with them this year.
I also enjoy large pots of herbs in the same breezeway outside the
kitchen.  A variety of sages makes a handsome pot - Bergartten sage,
purple sage, and the tricolor one always look nice together. The small-
leaf basil grows well in a strawberry pot, with a rosemary in the large
top opening. But then, in Florida you can grow things like that all year,
and don't have the climate concerns we have in the Northeast.

In a message dated 01/02/2007 11:49:02 AM Eastern Standard Time,
islandjim1@verizon.net writes:
Think I'm going to concentrate on container gardening this year--try to
combine some of the "square-foot" gardening techniques with
self-watering containers and such. Anyone got advice/experience to stir
in the mix?

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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