Cucumbers have done well for me before in 15 gallon containers. I’m eager to see how the 898 Cucumber from Row 7 Seeds will do. Three 898 cucumbers were germinated in a 4″ container, and carefully transplanted to this 15 gal. plastic pot 2 weeks ago. I see new growth, and even the sign of one fruit starting!
Two squash varieties were also transplanted: The 898 Baby Butternut and Robin’s Koginut Squash. Squash are heavy feeders, so I hope that I can grow squash successfully in these pots. I mixed 1/3 bagged organic compost (Whitney Farms) from Costco, 1/4 cup worm castings, and 2/3 organic potting soil with 1/2 cup Azomite. I’m going to keep my eye out for pests, and may need to prevent powdery mildew, a major issue as I’m about 5 miles from the Pacific. My tomatoes are suffering from early season powdery mildew already–so sad.