Growing Vegetables in Containers

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by dragoonsers » October 7th, 2013, 7:23 pm

ka_khan wrote:Common container used is the wooden fruit crates.I have seen someone grow vegetables in Large Plastic Drums and Tubs.Any more ideas?
I used crates for strawberries and lettuce. Generally those with a shallow root system. Some people also use the plastic paint buckets 4 5 8 gallons (make sure to drill holes in bottom). Have also seen them growing tomatoes and potatoes in "bori"!

Possibilities are endless ;)

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by newton » October 16th, 2013, 6:42 am

An old suitcase or bag for lettuce etc
An old boot/shoe for radish basil etc
A toilet pan ????? (I have seen it used for cabbage...... but I couldn't im sorry)
A cooking pot/karrah/gadwi/cheynak/colander
A tyre pile (for potatoes)
A shopping bag or old sack for onions aubergine etc
A self watering vertical garden with recycled plastic water bottles for coriander etc
Eggshell seed starters
PVC pipe for Chinese cabbage/lettuce
Old jeans/trouser (yes can be done for white mooli etc)

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by kashifhuraira » November 21st, 2013, 11:27 am

last month i were also sowed vegetables in containers like spinach, garlic, mints, saag, fenugreek, coriander, tomatoes, green chilies and surprisingly mostly are growing very very well. Specially coriander and mints.

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Farah Muzaffar » November 22nd, 2013, 12:10 pm

I have the same question about Plastic Containers... How they work? I have a 5' width and 12' long corridor on the side of my home where almost 5to 6 hours sun shines, I want to grow vegetables there in plastic containers ... Any suggestion please... Is this workable?

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by kashifhuraira » November 22nd, 2013, 3:17 pm

Miss Farah 5" width container is too small, with this small width u can just sow coriander and mints. I also suggest u plz avoid to sow in plastic container bcoz it leaching harmful toxins into the soil, water, plants and eventually our body.

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Farah Muzaffar » November 22nd, 2013, 6:50 pm

Mr .Kashif thanks for your opinion about plastic containers.. Secondly I am talking about my 5feet wide corridor not the 5 inch container..

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Shakeel Jan » June 13th, 2015, 11:59 am

i would like to add another type of container called "thermocol box" its generally available with Fish meat shops almost every city in Pakistan, they are very light to transport/ move around, also wide and deep enough for planting most vegetables and fruits like strawberries , very very cheep comparing with plastic, wood and clay containers of same size, but its imported to make few holes at the base for water drainage, and also look for strong and thick boxes in-order to keep box in shape after filling the potting mix / soil.

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by AYK » July 5th, 2015, 9:48 pm

Mustansir Billah wrote:I am searching for appropriate size of pot for growing vegetable such as tomato, lady finger, Capsicum and chillies. Are landscape pots suitable for them? If yes, what should be depth and length of the pot for planting three plants?
I suggest do not buy the red clay ( fine surface gas fired) pots. Plants have a stunted growth in them. Buy ordinary pots and do not paint them. Trust me on this one.

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by Awaishashmi83 » December 30th, 2015, 3:16 pm

Assalamuallikum
I'm craving nowadays to grow my own vegieessss and herbs I have a small lawn but not direct sunlight. Can I grow vegetables there, other option is rooftop container gardening which will in full sun of course.! For which one I should go for, what container material & size will be good for vegetables....?
Looking forward to your kind reply
Thanks

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Re: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Post by muniruddin » January 27th, 2017, 3:23 pm

Assalamuallikum
I live in Lahore and want to grow vegetables on rooftop. I have no experience. Please someone guide. Can vegetables be grown in pet bottles?

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