I put an ad on Craigslist for some window boxes. (I try to avoid buying new things whenever I can). A guy wrote to say he has two wooden ones he is giving away. I was so excited. But when I picked them up, they were rotten, not something you want hanging from a second story window. I still had to pick them up and say thanks (because I am nice like that :)), but then I had to take them to the dumpster, they were not salvageable.
I feel so strongly about not buying brand new window boxes that I am considering skipping the whole thing. Any tips?
I used to raise tomatoes in my back yard when I had plenty of yard. in this present yard when my husband had a garden it was in boxes on the driveway which neither of us use since we don't drive. Raising them in the house is a wonderful idea!
I've never tried the topsy whatever thing, but I have a neighbor down the street who had a successful plant (regular beefsteak tomatoes) in the purchased green bag two years ago, and last year she had several kinds of tomatoes poking out of holes in the cuir (that coconut fiber you often see lining hanging baskets) of the hanging baskets on her second floor balcony. I haven't done it, but hers have looked at least as nice as the ones growing traditionally in my garden.
That is a great idea. I was thinking indoors, but I hadn't thought of outside the window. That would work very nicely. I have a couple of windows that get a lot of light. If I could find some kind of baskets to hang off them. My husband can figure something out for me I bet.
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Do you have a ledge or window box to grow them? Otherwise you would need special lighting. Tomatoes need quite alot. What about one of those topsy turvy deals outside a window? I think they'd be easy to make yourself.
This year I don't have a nice yard for my tomatoes. I've never attempted raising them at home. But I love nothing more than fresh tomatoes. Has anyone done this? How much space do I need? I have a small apartment. Can a pot of soil really support a whole fruiting plant? Would I have better luck with cherry tomatoes? Can I except earlier than outside maturation or the opposite?
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