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Question: 721-1312
Can you tell me what veggies would do well in gutter gardening? William, Mays Landing, NJ

Mort's Answer:
Old gutters are usually about five inches deep. This does not allow for a wide range of plants. Drill holes must be made to accommodate drainage. Consider that for every leaf above ground, there is a root below. Many plants succeed with cramped roots, especially ones that flower. This would leave out root vegetables and large fruited plants like Big Boy tomatoes. You could grow herbs, bib lettuce, small eggplants but not much more. Perhaps, you could combine half whiskey barrels and other wooden large planters for a decorative colored array on a patio.

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