I have tried growing tomatoes, zucchinis and cucumbers in containers without much success. But different types of pepper, jalapeño, sweet pepper and hot pepper, do fantastic in container – even better than in the ground! I have read peppers need to have a relatively warm soil to thrive and apparently a container provides that environment better than does a vegetable bed in the ground.
All you need to watch for is not to overcrowd them. Take a 30 cm. (12 inch) container; use top, draining soil; plant three seedling – not more– deep in the soil. Place them in half to full sun, depending on how hot the weather is. They like warm but not too hot. And do not over water. I use natural fertilizer (Hen Manure) for vegetables right from the start. Read the rest of this entry »