Last year I upgraded to 6 pots (2 very large, deep ones and 4 smaller ones) but I found it harder to get air circulating. And even though I got peppers in those smaller pots, I think they would have done better with more room.
So this year I went back to the 2 pots and I am only planting heirloom tomatoes. Why? Because I joined a CSA with my neighbor (we got our first crop last week!) so I'll be getting tons of vegetables. And because I've never grown one, nor have I ever eaten one. I figure they would be my next challenge.
I have 3 different varieties:
- Great White (a large round creamy white variety)
- Black Trifele (a purplish black pear variety) (This Garden's Illegal reviews this tomato)
- Striped German (a round yellow & red striped variety) (See this article from NY Magazine)
However, they are doing great! For my birthday last week the 2 tomato experts (dad & grandpa) were shocked at how large my plants were compared to their's. They couldn't believe I'd have such huge plants by the end of June. I told them it's because I love my plants more (ha ha).Great White
In addition to tomatoes, I also have rosemary, basil, and parsley.
Next year, after our house has *hopefully* been re-sided, I plan to convert this area to 2 long vegetable beds.