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Container growing in Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'Horticulture' started by ShawnM, Jun 29, 2020.

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    Been in Puerto Rico for 4+ months now; got a late start with everything going on but wanted to share a few pics of one of my little hobbies while here.

    9 tomato plants, 4 okra, 4 drawf sunflowers, 3 sweet mini peppers and 2 flowers that were just cheap.

    Seeds were not available before so I saved the tomato seeds from what I bought; obviously no clue if what you get is close to the parent plant, but an experiment.

    Saved seeds from both grape and cherry tomatoes as well as what could be classed as a cocktail tomato. Grape and cherry tomatoes are always a favorite but really started liking the variety of cocktail tomato as a slicer or even grilled a bit.

    I mixed the seeds together and figured whatever comes up comes up. I have one that I know is a grape variety; 4 more that I am pretty sure they are cherry and the other 4 I will need to see them grow more.

    Okra was actually hit or miss to find in the supermarkets, the owner of the place I stayed hooked me up with a few seed pods that I have started, late to start okra but fortunately it must be in season as I can get now in the supermarket. 4 plants should be more than enough for me, looking forward to the flowers. The okra plants are short and stocky compared to what I have seen, so curious if that is from the container gardening or if that is the variety here...looks like a solid plant.

    Still haven't caught a peacock bass, but doing well with all the smaller fish...inflatable kayak ordered and on the way.

    Shawn
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    Gardening has become a hobby for many during lockdown, thanks for sharing.
    Question; Being in Puerto Rico that due to business/work or more permanent ?
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    This looks great! i have a trouble growing cherry Tomatoes. I tried starting my seeds in jiffy peat pellets. I put them about 2cm below the surface and kept the peat moist (and around 70F which is what my apartment is usually set to). It's been a week and nothing happened. How much time you think they would take to pop out of seeds?
     
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    In PR for work; hoping to finish the project early and probably will end up back in Korea if the projects come down the way I'm hoping.

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    At 70F it could take 2 weeks; 80F is optimal temp for tomato germination. They'll germinate at 70F but will take a bit longer.

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