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Here is a listing of some vegetables and container sizes for any of ya'll who might be interested.
Vegetable Varieties Container size
Beans, snap Derby, Bush 3 to 5 gallon Blue Lake, Green Crop
Beets Asgrow Wonder, 2 to 3 gallon Detroit Red
Broccoli Green Comet, 1 plant/5 gallon Green Duke
Cabbage Round Dutch , 1 plant/5 gallon Chinese; Michihli, Bok choi
Carrots Thumbelina, 3 gallon (12 inches deep) Lady Fingers
Swiss Chard Bright Lights, 3 gallon Rhubarb
Cucumbers Fanfare, Salad Bush 3 to 5 gallon
Eggplant Ichiban, 5 gallon Ghost Buster
Kale, Turnip Dwarf Scotch, 3 to 5 gallons or Mustard Shogoin, Purpletop Greens Red Giant Mustard
Lettuce / Salad Salad Bowl, Red 1 to 3 gallon Greens Sails, Bibb, Blackseeded Simpson, Arugula, Radicchio
Onions, green Evergreen 1 to 3 gallon
Pepper Bell, Jalepeno 3 to 5 gallon and many other varieties
Radishes Cherry Belle, 1 gallon Easter Egg
Squash, summer Dixie Sundrops, 5 gallon Elite
Tomatoes many varieties 5 gallon w/stake
Tomatoes, cherry Sweet Chelsea , 5 gallon Husky Cherry
Avoid using black containers in full sun.
Terra cotta and other pourous material containers wick water away from plants.
Coordinate container color with plant materials. Containers can be painted to create heat reflecting surfaces.
If weight need to be considered when moving containers, the bottom 1/3 can usually be filled with styro peanuts without affecting the plant to reduce container weight.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (email@example.com), March 21, 2002
So THATS what you do with those peanuts. Now I can stop looking for a styrofoam elephant.
-- kim in CO (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 23, 2002.