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Name: Connie
Massachusetts
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ashork
Jun 12, 2020 10:14 AM CST
Hi!
My husband went to the grocery store and they were giving away free seed pods..he came home with a box of 80 seed pods and we live in a condo!! I already told some family members they will be ending up with some of them but ones I am interested in keeping, I need to figure out if they're worth container planting. So some of them are simple container plants like basil, thyme and parsley, and I'm good on the cherry tomatoes, but what about cucumbers, broccoli, celery, radishes, beets, turnips, carrots, leeks, eggplant, gherkins and bell pepper? I have a 3 ft long container that is about 6 inches deep that I was hoping to utilize and I also have a 1 1/2 cubic ft container as well as some large round containers. What could I stick together? Any tips would be great!

Name: Thomas Mitchell
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thommesM
Jun 12, 2020 11:56 AM CST
Not sure what a seed pod is? Have a link to a pic? How wide is the 3ft long container?
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Name: Connie
Massachusetts
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ashork
Jun 12, 2020 4:54 PM CST
They are little starter seeds. They each had a little individual cup with some soil discs that expand with water. The container is about 6 inches wide.
Name: Thomas Mitchell
Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
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thommesM
Jun 12, 2020 5:18 PM CST
I see. So your fruiting plants, like tomato, pepper, eggplant, celery, and broccoli need a square foot of space minimum. If your round containers are that big, you could plant them in those containers. You'll have to read about the cucumbers. If they are the bushing type, you could get away with planting them like the tomato or pepper plant, in a square foot BUT you're gonna have to give the plant more space. If the cucumber is a vining type, the plant will either need space to grow long vines or a trellis to grow up. I think your roots and herbs would work well in the 3' long container. So that would be the radishes, carrots, leeks, beets, turnips, etc. You should probably start those pods in a controlled environment, in the condo and then plant them in the containers maybe a week or so after the plants sprout. I've had better success going that route. You might also want to get some sort of a mulch, like shredded leaves, straw, DRIED grass clippings, shredded paper, to put on top the soil once you plant the plants to help maintain moisture in the containers.
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