What do you plant in containers?

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Here is what the local nursery is doing this year. They took a 12" plastic hanging basket, cut a hole in the bottom, and put a tomato plant in it. Then for the top of the basket they planted herbs. I think the ones I seen had parsley in it. I thought it was neat. But I wasn't going to pay $12 for that! When I could do it for about $4.
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I used several "homer" buckets from lowes, menards, and home depot this year. It looked like a party on the porch with those different colors!!!!

I like the 5 gallon buckets because they allow tall plants some stability and hold enough soil to maintain moisture.

We ended up with serrano and anaheim peppers, and a couple bush goliath and burpee cherry tomatoes.

It worked out well this year because of all the rain. With the handles, we were able to bring them under the porch to let them dry out. The plants in the buckets out produced the raised beds on a plant by plant basis and I believe it was the ability to better control the moisture during this crazy summer.

I'll add another 5 buckets to next year's crop. :)
You are right in that container gardening can out produce the same plants in the garden!
I find growing eggplants and heirloom tomatoes in large containers is wonderful since I can regulate fertizer so I get constant growth and fruit production. Watering is easier too, since you can control the amount on a daily basis!
I have Hydrangeas, Irises, Roses, Clematis (3 different kinds) Morning Glories, Black Eyed Susan Vine, Mandevillas,Climbing Hydrangea,Bleeding Heart, Day Lilies, Shasta Daisies, Gaura, and Dahlias :)

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