egetables in containes - Knowledgebase Question

west nyack, Ne
Question by stfence
April 22, 2010
an i use styrofoam peanuts in containers with tomatoes and peppers

Answer from NGA
April 22, 2010


Both tomatoes and peppers have large root systems and will need a 3 or 5 gallon container per plant. Styrofoam peanuts won't provide the moisture and nutrients the roots need so using them isn't a good idea. Use potting soil to fill your containers. I know it sounds like a lot of potting soil but you can reuse the potting soil over and over again so don't skimp on it.

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