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Container gardening experiment!


Our back garden is split into two relatively equal parts – a lawn and a patio. As you can see it’s a bit bland at the moment. However, it’s the only place I’ve got to grow things, and dear Mrs James doesn’t want me to dig up the lawn into a veg patch.

So, we’ve decided to try container gardening this year. We’ve got two varieties of tomatoes, three varieties of chillies, one pepper, some lettuce and some herbs.

What I would like to know is what plant varieties are ideally suited to containers, especially chillies.

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Everything is, as long as you keep it well water & good soil, plus manure etc. I love my veggies in containers, except garlic.

30 Aug, 2009


I grew 4 big tub-fulls of potatoes this year and had a good crop too. My neighbour has kidney beans in a tub.
As Doon sais use good soil and keep well watered. ( well the raion would do it for you if you lived here lol- it's poured down all summer ) )

31 Aug, 2009


Hywel: Potatoes, runner beans, broad beans, spring onions and leeks are all on the agenda for next year, as well as chillies, tomatoes and herbs. So in all honesty I think I've got enough to be getting on with.

Doon: I tried garlic this year as well - no luck with them I'm afraid.

All: I may - with Mrs James' blessing, invest in a mini wooden greenhouse to put against the wall of the house so I can start growing earlier.

1 Sep, 2009


If you get a mini greenhouse you will wish you got a bigger one.Sing mrs James a song i'm sure that will help,or maybe not !!!!!!!!!!

2 Sep, 2009


I think the deal might be "new greenhouse - new kitchen"!!!

2 Sep, 2009


garlic is an easy not over water, or else disaster, they love rich "sandish' soil ( I know not a word, but so discriptive ) take the blooms off immediately etc. Google it LOL!! If you want a new kitchen, garlic is a must.

2 Sep, 2009


that's fare enough i'd say thats a good deal.

2 Sep, 2009

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