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Old 08-19-2008, 11:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree that in-ground is almost always the better choice. The plants really benefit from the free root run. Having said that, containerized growing if fully doable if you're willing to do all the extra work (watering, fertilizing, repotting) that it requires. Certain plants are better off, in my opinion, in a container also. Case in point: I have grown my Musa laterita in a pot for the past 2 seasons just to keep it in check; otherwise it sends runners out all over the place. To me, it is more work chasing them down with a spade every other week before they colonize the neighbors yard than it is for me to repot it once a year and fertilize it a little extra in the pot. Each method has it's pros and cons.
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