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Lupinus
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How many plants?

Hi All,

I'm giving it another go after last seasons mediocre results. After more research I'm armed with better mix and a little bit better idea of watering.

One question I'm trying to determine is how many plants per bin. The containers being used are 18 gallon storage totes measuring 24 L x 18.38 W x 15.75 H

Last year I gave it a go with two tomatoes per bin, this year I'm thinking it might be a better idea to cut it down to one per bin?

I'm also doing bell peppers, would the recommendation be one or two plants per bin?
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You would do well to get a copy of Square Foot Gardening by Mel B. or google square foot gardening for a spacing chart. I would not put more than one standard sized tomato plant per your container. Two bell peppers should do just fine.
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Have you drilled drainage holes in them?

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Unless you're using a variety of tomato specifically bred for container culture, I would go with one tomato plant per bin.

Sorry, but I can't offer advice about the peppers.
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Thanks All.
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