Containers forum: Vegetable Container Gardening in Atlanta, Georgia - Zone 7b

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Name: Moose
Marietta, Georgia (Zone 7b)
Jul 11, 2016 7:14 AM CST
Hi everyone!

I've been trying to find resources on this topic and it seems like I can find resources about part but not all. I've got resources on growing veggies in Georgia and growing veggies in containers, but nothing specifically about growing veggies in containers in Georgia! I'm going to start doing a little trial and error, but thought perhaps I would reach out here and see if anyone has any resources on what varieties work best in containers in Zone 7b. It's very possible I'm just not searching the right terms. I'd appreciate any help! Thank You!
Name: Sheri Boyd
Albany Ga (Zone 8b)
learning all I can of Daylilies and
Jul 11, 2016 8:51 AM CST

Hi Moose, I live in south Ga and I too have had a lot of questions on container gardening. I found that Burpee has a lot of help ful info. Maybe this can help you as well.
I was just sitting here enjoying the company, plants have a lot to say if you just take the time to listen.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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Jul 19, 2016 10:43 AM CST


Here is what one member is doing to raise vegetables in containers. This would be very easy to adapt to your growing zone.
The thread "Raised Garden Bed Idea" in Containers forum

I have grown veggies and some fruit in raised beds, and found this to be much more productive than regular row gardening. The yield seems to be much higher than growing in the ground.
We used a compost mix from out local farm store, and also a sandy loam mix from the same farm store. Both gave great results. You can make the raised beds any size you want, or containers of any size.
Would love to see what you come up with and how it works for you.
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Aug 6, 2016 3:22 PM CST
Moose, late to the discussion but this year I had pretty good luck with cherry tomatoes in containers (16" W x 14" H.) Seems like the important factors are full sun and regular water. My containers are on the edge of my front porch, which faces south and I water every other day. Had some success with "better boy" but I'm not patient enough to wait for their maturity and the squirrels seem to want a bite occasionally. Mostly use Miracle Grow bag soil from ........ . Got so hot this year I just didn't have the energy to battle the heat to pick them. Neighbor took some but I'm watching them fall off the vine.
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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Sep 11, 2016 3:56 AM CST
Im in your zone and I used to live and garden in Atlanta as well. There are plenty of plants scaled down for containers, I just grew a buttercup (winter) squash vine that stays small but produces well: Bush buttercup from Bakers Creek. It's not truly a bush but a very compact vine that you could grow in container and let it wander 3 feet or so over the sides or tie up to short trellis.

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