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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Container Gardening at Work

(originally posted to the forum, you can go there to view comments by other gardening addicts)

My office building is a converted tobacco warehouse in Durham, NC. We've got a covered patio that gets direct sunlight from dawn until about 2pm due to the NE/SW orientation of the building.

I'm going to try doing a little container gardening out there in 3 gallon pots. Right now, I've got three peppers (Habanero, Cayenne, Anaheim Chili) and 2 tomatoes (Celebrity, which is a determinate variety and Supersweet 100, an indeterminate cherry variety).

I might also get a couple more pots and try some pole beans and cucumbers. There is a nice steel rail out there for some support.

L-R:  Celebrity Tomato, Anaheim Chili (not yet transplanted), Cayenne Pepper, Habanero Pepper, Supersweet 100 (Cherry) Toamto

These pots will most likely NOT get watered on the weekends, although I do have one co-worker who lives in the complex and may be willing to water my veggies on hot weekends. The summer temps often exceed 90 degrees here (in fact last summer we set a record with 93 days of 90 degree highs!). So hopefully a good dose of water on Friday afternoon will get them through the weekends.

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