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Well I don't know if you'd count it as a success, but nutured what I though was an exotic geranium which when it flowered was...a field buttercup.
I nutured a thistle once! I was told I couldn't grow sweetcorn in a pot. So I bought a pot of seedlings and planted them in a reasonable sized pot, they have grown well and I am waiting for six cobs to ripen - not bad, as i did plant them late, IN A POT, and lost a few of the seedlings. As I have a small flower garden, I grow runner beans in a pot too.
This year I grew some Eddoes in a pot - they turned into a lovely foliage plant
Pam LL x
I once nurtured a dock....
Many years ago when i worked in as florist a lady came in with this little plant she said she had taken a cutting and really nurtured this little plant. Turned out it was a potato she insisted it wasnt but it was really.
The lady wes really upset didnt help us all laughing. Got my come uppance though i was cleaning a display bench and a giant cactus fell on me and pinned me to the bench.
Took ages getting all the prickles out and ha.ve hated cacti ever since
I have nutured weeds thinking they were seedlings, I have some in my coldframes and nutured them for months thinking they were seedlings of particular plants
I think virtually anything can be grown in a pot, though some plants will need bigger pots than others. I have seen roof gardens which are all pots and twelve foot high trees growing!
I am intentionally growing stinging nettles in pots...
This idea was demonstrated by a butterfly expert on a TV program from one of the RHS shows a few months ago. If you live in the country where nettles abound, it doesn't make a lot of difference, But if you live in an urban area where nettles are unpopular, nettles in pots can provide valuable food for many species of butterfly caterpillars. It was recommended that the pots are placed in the centre of flower beds.
@gary.. yes that is right..i have them growing all through my garden as well as giant clover.. it is great with montbreatia? i have added alot of native wild flowers to my garden this and will add few more next year to encourage more insects and wildlife into my garden. we had loads of bees this year so it is working.
sorry strangest looking plant i have in a pot is a spindle tree plant.. the dees pods are fantastic.