questions about vegetables/fruits - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ismaildost
May 29, 2010
I have cucumber in 2 or 3 gallon size pot while egg plant and okra in 5 gallon pot. I know they do better in ground but I dont have space left on the ground. so pls let me know can they do ok in the above mentioned sizes pots or i really need to transfer them to ground. They are in the pot for more than a month and so so far doing good.

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2010
Your veggies should be just fine in 3-5 gallon pots. As long as you water when needed and feed with a diluted fertilizer, they will grow and produce for you. I use a water soluable fertilizer (Miracle Gro) and mix up a half strength solution (2 TBS in a two gallon watering can) and use it to feed my containerized vegetable plants every 2-3 weeks. Feeding in this way ensures the plants get a constant source of minerals without the worry of over feeding and burning the roots. Best wishes with your veggies!

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