fredeboy1 said:Be sure if you have the holes in the bottom to place some pottery pieces or large stones over them to prevent dirt or potting soil from sealing the hole drainage. Also if setting on a solid surface put some shims under the container to break the seal and allow drainage.
pod said:Yes, if you deal with fireants in your area, I would have it raised off the ground so you can observe any ant activity.
I wouldn't put rocks or clay pot pieces in the base. I cover the drain holes with old fiberglass screening. It retains the soil and allows drainage. It usually only lasts a season before the screen gets too plugged to allow good drainage but is easily replaced.
I would suggest you not use garden soil in the container as it tends to compact to easily. If you do, improve the drainage.
Container growing is not a mystery. The primary things are water and fertilizer. To me, that is easier to provide than in ground. Good luck!
olhippie said:Here's a picture of the containers with the tomatoes and peppers in them. Ended up with 3 containers instead of the two. Like I said, this is first time with containers. May have more questions later.