Vegetables & Herbs in ContainersTransitional Landscape, Miami
Peppers and tomatoes are underplanted with zinnias in this beautiful vegetable garden. Learn how to grow easy vegetables that look great on your patio from the book "Easy Container Combos: Vegetables & Flowers." See a free, 24 page sample of the book at www.pamela-crawford.com. in the 'Books' section. Pamela Crawford designed and photographed the planter. Pamela designs landscapes throughout Palm Beach County, FL, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, the town of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Wellington.
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1. Hot-Colored TrioGlazed containers and attractive trellises provide growing space for a trio of pepper and cherry tomato plants. The potted gardens seen here, by landscape designer Pamela Crawford, are just as decorative as ornamental-only versions yet offer the sweet rewards of a summer harvest. The bright zinnias that fill in around the edges attract pollinators — great for producing high tomato and pepper yields — and beneficial insects like ladybugs.Water requirement: Moderate to regularLight requirement: Full sunShop for pots and planters on Houzz
Botanical name: Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiformeCommon names: Cherry tomato, grape tomatoOrigin: Mexico, with ancestral roots in South AmericaWhere they will grow: As an annual, cherry tomatoes grow well in almost any location; choose varieties that do well in your region if you have cool summers or extended humidity.Water requirement: RegularLight requirement: Full sunMature size: Given support, some varieties can reach 8 feet tall or tallerWhen to plant: Sow seeds or set out seedlings in spring when the soil has warmed up, night temperatures have reached 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) and all danger of frost has passed; start seeds indoors five to eight weeks before your planned planting date, especially if your growing season is short.