The Q&A Archives: Container Gardening for full sun

Question: My back deck gets full sun from 10-11am until 6-7pm. I have tried containers of herbs, vegetables and several different blooming flowers and even ivy. I cannot get anything to survive an entire growing season. What types of plants would you suggest?

Answer: Julie,

Anything that likes sun should grow there. You might consider the following:
Use a quality potting mix for good drainage and water holding ability.
Select containers of adequate size such as 2 gallons or more for herbs and 5 gallons or more for tomatoes. Containers must have drainage holes.
Water enough to keep the soil evenly moist, which may mean twice daily in summer.
Fertilize with a soluble product following label instructions.

Then choose the plants you want to grow and go for it!

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