Container Gardening for full sun - Knowledgebase Question

Loganville, GA (Zone 7B)
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Question by juliecromer
August 9, 2005
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 from NGA
August 9, 2005

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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