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It seems there are two questions here: Why mushrooms? That is covered by other answers. Why not tomatoes? Where did you get the seeds? If you bought the seeds and followed the instructions on the packet, they should germinate. If you kept seeds from purchased tomatoes, they are unlikely to be alive. It is very rare to get viable seeds from any commercial ...


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You should track which pots are used with which, and practice crop rotation in your pots. People recommend normally a 3 year cycle, and some even leave fallow for one year for the soil to recover. The point of all this is to not allow pests, and diseases for a plant to persist in the soil, over wintering to re-emerge for the next year. It sounds somewhat ...


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Too much water, most likely, for one thing, could be combined with poor drainage depending on the details of the pot and soil mix. Probably some other things [planting depth?] to not get any tomato seedlings (I gather that you "planted tomatoes" [fruit] rather than transplanting tomato plants) such as excessively cool temperatures or not noticing the ...


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I'd like to know the source of the soil in your pot - the likeliest explanation is that the tomato seeds did not germinate at all, but there was mycelium in the soil, and that's what's grown. Mycelium are present throughout soil and mushrooms or toadstools are the fruiting bodies it produces at various times. If you used garden soil, this is the most likely ...


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Drill some holes (2-4) in the bottom for drainage. How are you going to make sure it gets enough light of the right type? Keep in mind most grow lights must be replaced every 6 months. They don't last forever with 12-16 hours of use every day. In the cooler months in your house how will you control mold? I use this solution to water: 1 part hydrogen ...


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You can drill some holes for drainage, and use potting mix so that it drains properly. I planted some garlic into air pruning pots over the weekend to see how they'd go since my soil is very water logged at present. We've just short a few days of the shortest day of the year, the traditional time to plant garlic. I'm guessing you're not in the southern ...


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Had a bit of trouble working out what your container looks like, but you seem to be saying its five feet long, by 9 inches wide with a depth of 7 inches from top to bottom. Jury's still out on whether you really mean 7 inches wide and 9 inches deep from top to bottom, that's what I'm not entirely sure about. Either way, 10 morning glories and 8 trailing ...



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