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Tomatoes, and most soft fruits, need good sunlight to sweeten up as they ripen. If you're growing indoors, whilst they will ripen, they won't be as tasty and sweet as they would if grown outdoors in warm/hot sunlight. This is why tomatoes harvested in summer are sweeter than those grown in greenhouses under artificial light/heat conditions in winter - the ...


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I think you are worrying about nothing here. Concrete and clay bricks are essentially rock. They don't have any "chemical additives" in them. In fact concrete is alkaline, not acid. If it does have any (small) effect on the soil chemistry, it will be beneficial in the same way as using agricultural lime. Calcium levels in soil are gradually depleted ...


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The UK "5 a day" health advice amounts to a recommendation of 400g of vegetables per day. Most people would have a hard time eating that much radish, lettuce, etc. You also need root vegetables and legumes which are not so fast maturing. The answer will probably "a lot more space than you hoped". One study in the 1970s concluded that you need about 4,000 ...


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For the gravity drip system, use a battery timer that has a rotating ball valve inside. That sort doesn't need pressure to operate. If you can find a friend to work with that will help with motivation. Good luck!


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Wow, Where to start? I guess with a critique of the plan... As Giacomo noted, vegetables in the same family can share diseases. For example, peppers, eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes should never be planted in succession on the same plot of ground. I always plant peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants in the same bed, then "move" that bed yearly. Yes, I'm taking ...


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